ASUS’ brand new quad-core tablet, the Transformer Prime, hasn’t been on sale all that long around the world. In fact, there may be a few folks out there who ordered the powerful device before the end of the year, who have not received theirs yet. But that’s not stopping the company from moving forward, and updating the tablet in a few key areas that will more than likely make a few early adopters of the Transformer Prime pretty upset.
ASUS is calling it the Transformer Prime TF700T at this point, and it’s an upgrade in just about every way that you can probably upgrade the Transformer Prime’s already fantastic specifications. Specifically, we’re looking at a display that has been upped to meet an HD experience: a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1020×1200. The panel is a Super IPS+ display, made with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. What could be more important, though, are the changes to the back panel that ASUS has implemented in this new design, which are meant to improve the overall usage of WiFI, GPS and Bluetooth.
The front-facing cameras has also been upgraded, getting bumped up from 1.3MP to 2MP. Everything else in the new tablet is the same, still featuring that Tegra 3 quad-core processor under the hood. According to the initial report from SlashGear this new tablet is set to go on sale in the United States in the second quarter of this year, with pricing set at $599 for the 32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB version.