Asus, they’ve really got it going on at the moment. Not only do they make Google’s latest Nexus device, the Google Nexus 7, buyable shortly for as little as £159 and recently sold-out thanks to its four cores and killer specs, they also manufacture the Asus Transformer Prime. For anyone who isn’t in the know, the Asus Transformer Prime is arguably the only tablet out there that can take on the Apple iPad head on and win. While it doesn’t have the app support of the iPad or its super-sharp screen, it packs a folding form-factor with keyboard dock, giving it utility as both a tablet and netbook. Now there’s a new contender in town and it’s better than the Prime in every single way. What could it be? The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) of course.
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the two were the same device, indeed, they’re clearly cut from the same cloth. The bodies are virtually identical with 10.1-inch displays and the very same keyboard dock, however the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity takes on the iPad’s retina display with a full HD 1920 x1200 pixel display. The resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio makes it perfect for movies while the dock acts as a convenient stand and the 2-megapixel front facing camera offers HD video chat. The final key differences between the Transformer Pad Infinitiy and the original Eee Pad Transformer Prime are improved GPS performance and an overclocked 1.7GHz quad-core processor, in contrast to the 1.5GHz of the Prime.
Other specs include an 8-megapixel camera around the back with an f/2.2 lens, either 32 or 64GB of memory and expandability via microSD card on the tablet and a USB port and SD card slot on the dock. Enticed? Don’t just read about it, watch us unbox the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity on video and if you’ve got any thoughts or feelings fire us a comment below.