Asus announces new Transformer Pad Infinity with Tegra 4

Asus has announced a new Transformer Pad infinity hybrid tablet (or hybrid laptop if you prefer) at the Computex event in Taiwan. The device runs on an Nvidia Tegra 4 and is the second tablet, after the HP Envy x2 to do so. The SoC is a quad-core model, based on the Cortex-A15 architecture, and clocked at 1.9GHz with a 72-core Geforce GPU setup.

The rest of the specification sheet includes 2GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a SD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0 (which is weird given that the cheaper MemoPad 7 HD comes with Bluetooth 4.0), a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front facing 1.2-megapixel one, USB 3.0 port, Wi-Fi (but no 802.11ac) and Miracast support.

While HP's tablet comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, Asus' up the ante with a 10.1in 2560 x 1,600 IPS display which matches that of the Google Nexus 10 tablet but still falls short of the resolution on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

As expected, the device will almost certainly have a docking station like its predecessor which will convert it into a nice little laptop as well as augmenting its battery life. It will be interesting to see whether this will be the blueprint for the first Windows RT device from Asus.

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