Just one month on from the release of its all-powerful Transformer Prime Eee Pad, ASUS has unveiled the next generation of Transformer Prime with the TF700T.
The newest ASUS tablet comes with a major screen upgrade, doubling the previous 1,280x800-pixel screen while keeping its original 10.1 inch size, CNET reported.
Some ASUS customers haven't even received their pre-ordered tablet, but already the giant has launched an upgraded model with a 2-megapixel camera that can be used for HD video chat.
The recent Transformer Prime Eee Pad has been criticized for its GPS performance, which ASUS claims is due to a design flaw.
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, ASUS explained on their Facebook page.
The new TF700T will come with a new back-panel design that is expected to better GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance.
For those who have recently invested in the Eee Pad, it might be an idea to send it back as the new 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.
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.