Asus has announced that the Transformer Pad Infinity tablet hybrid (otherwise known as the TF700) will be launched in the UK on the 31 August with a suggested retail price of £600.
This is 50 per cent more expensive than the current Asus Transformer Prime tablet combo, which also includes the keyboard docking station found on previous Asus Transformer tablets, This converts the tablet into a fully fledged ultrathin notebook and can increase the tablet batttery life from 9.5 hours to 14 hours while adding a touchpad, USB ports and an SD Card slot.
The tablet has a 10.1in Super IPS+ touchscreen with a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and viewing angles of up to 178 degrees.
It is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.6GHz (the T33), with 1GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and full HD video recording, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
At 598g and only 8.5mm thick, it is comparable in size and weight to the new iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Its price, though, will be hard to stomach given that the only major improvement is the screen resolution.