Asus Debuts New Transformer Pad Infinity
Asus brings forth a second generation of Transformer Pad Infinity: Massive Resolutions and Powerful SoC.
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has been around for quite some time and has boasted some pretty impressive specifications during its original release. The advantages of the device are clear: A tablet which can function as an Android-based netbook with a double battery and impressive connectivity. Asus has apparently realized that their device has opened up a whole new sector of the tablet market, and are, therefore, pursuing it with a re-release of the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, announced earlier this month at the Computex 2013.
Apart from brilliant aesthetic improvements, this 10.1" tablet has one of the best screen resolutions of the tablet market, coming in at 2560 x 1600 pixels. Nvidia is still holding firm ground with Asus, who put the Tegra 4 SoC into the tablet (Nerd Alert: Tegra 4 uses a quad-core Cortex-A15 with a 72-core GeForce ULV allowing for OpenGL ES 3.0). You can tap into all that power with a mini-HDMI cable that can run a 4K display at 30 Hz (3840 x 2160 resolution). Not impressed yet? The CPU (remember, it's a quad core) is clocked in at 1.9 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage at the ready. Naturally, the storage is expandable through an SD card and even a USB 3.0 storage device.
The tablet runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and has a massive running life due to two built-in batteries in the tablet and the keyboard. Assuming expected starting prices at $499, do you think this tablet/netbook hybrid is up your alley, or would you prefer for the Windows version to appear first?