Faster processors and high-resolution displays are par for the course when companies spit out tablets every few months. Asus's new Transformer Pad Infinity is an upgrade to the formidable Eee Pad Transformer Prime that has a full HD screen, faster quad-core processors and upgraded cameras.
Asus finally ditches the "Eee" name from its netbook glory days with the Transformer Pad Infinity. Going forward, all high-end Asus tablets will be branded under the Infinity moniker. Cool, we can roll with that.
The iPad 3 is coming and with it comes strong speculation that the tablet will carry a 2048x1536 resolution. How does a company like Asus combat that?
Well, the TPI sports a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display with a 1920x1200 resolution. It's not quite as sharp as what everybody is expecting from the iPad 3, but it'll make HD resolution movies look fantastic, photos should finally look great and Web browsing should show more content.
Asus will sell the TPI in two models: Wi-Fi and 3G/4GLTE. The former will sport a 1.6GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip, while the latter is stuck with a dual-core Snapdragon CPU. Both models come with 1GB of RAM and options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of internal storage. Battery life is rated at about 10 hours.
Improved cameras across the board have been shoved inside the TPI, too. On the rear is an 8-megapixel camera and on the front is a two-megapixel shooter. Me likes!
Most importantly, the TPI will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.
The kicker comes with pricing. The TPI starts at $600 and goes up to $800. Like on the Transformer Prime, an optional keyboard dock is available with an extended battery (providing an additional four hours). Barring Wi-Fi/LTE and other small issues, the Prime received high marks from many tech reviewers and Asus is hoping the trend continues with the Infinity brand.