Asus announced recently that it is upgrading its Transformer Prime TF700T. Nothing new in that I hear you say, but strangely the company only very recently released the original version, which itself goes on sale this month.
I know technology changes rapidly these days, but not that fast, surely.
Another Google Android app device, the new version of the Transformer Prime TF700t is said to feature a 1080p-compatible 1920×1200 display. This is said to be the largest of its type. The original was smaller at 1280×800.
While this sounds like a huge improvement, from what I can gather critics are wondering what differences will be apparent as the differences in reality are quite small.
Not just that, critics say the other improvements are rather minor including a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. This replaces the original’s 1.2 megapixel camera.
There are also a couple of cosmetic changes such as a new back panel. This was changed, I believe, to try and improve the functionality of the device’s Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi facility.
The original tablet is also expected to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, so I presume the new version is already running Android’s latest operating system. The other specifications are the same as those in the original device, namely a quad-core Tegra 3 processor plus the usual ports and storage facilities.
I am unsure whether the Transformer Prime TF700T will be available in the United Kingdom. It is expected to be released in the second half of this year, and will cost $100 more. It may just be for the U.S. market.