ASUS has announced the next version of the Transformer Prime which comes with a much higher screen resolution.
While the old Prime delivered images on a 1280x800-pixel screen, the new ASUS Transformer Prime more than doubles that pixel count. It has retained the 10.1-inch screen. Released at the Consumer Electronic Show 2012, the latest version of the Transformer Prime is equipped with a super IPS+LCD panel and will feature Gorilla Glass. This latest product from ASUS is a Tegra 3, quad-core toting hybrid tab along with a WUXGA full HD 1920x1080 resolution screen.
The new HD version will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is designed for better viewing experience for those who want to carry full HD content with them. It will also have the new back-panel design that ASUS claims should enhance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS performance. In addition, its front camera will go from 1.2-megapixel to 2-megapixel and will allow for HD video chat conferencing.
The Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet to be powered by the new Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. Tegra 3 brings a number of significant advancements over the dual-core Tegra 2. Technically, Tegra 3 has five cores, and it's the fifth core, the companion core, that really makes the difference. The four 1.3GHz cores will function during high-intensity tasks such as gaming and HD video streaming, launching apps and loading web pages.