ASUS encountered a few glitches when it released its Transformer Prime Eee Pad tablet last month, but the tech giant hasn't wasted a second in fixing its short comings,already unveiling its all-new powerful 700 series that looks like it will be a heavy rival on its competitors.
ASUS revealed its next generation of Transformer Prime TF700T at this year's CES event in Las Vegas, blowing away ASUS enthusiasts with its 1920×1200 resolution that beats most laptops. The new TF700T resolution doubles that of its predecessor, which came with 1,280x800-pixels.
The new model also comes with an upgraded 2-megapixel camera that can be used for HD video chat. Most of the tablet's glitches have been addressed, changing its back-panel design to increase the performance of GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The Eee pad was criticized for its poor GPS performance, leading ASUS to deliver this statement: The ASUS Transformer Prime is made from a metallic unibody design, so the material may affect the performance of the GPS when receiving signals from satellites. Please note that this product is not a professional GPS device, and signal performance can be easily influenced by factors including, but not limited to: weather, buildings, and surrounding environments. Please understand there are limitations when using the GPS function,
The TF700T is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012, priced at $600 for 32GB and $700 for 64GB, CNET reported from CES in Las Vegas. This could infuriate ASUS customers who only just purchased the Eee pad Transformer Prime with all its glitches.
The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the first tablet to herald the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It is ultra-thin at 8.3mm and weighs only 586g and comes with state-of-the-art SonicMaster Audio technology, an HD 8MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash. And all with an 18-hour battery-left when combined with the mobile dock. It seems the TF700T is an effort to address some of the design flaws that prevented the Eee Pad from reaching its full potential.
The mobile dock for Transformer Primes allows the tablet to transform into a notebook form, equipped with a keyboard and battery charger. The TF700T will ship with Android's Ice Cream Sandwich software.