Asus Transformer Pad infinity: 2560×1600 Goodness

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Asus Infinity Pad
Asusbots transform! It’s that time again!  It’s time for the Asus Transformer to transform.  Asus has just announced that their Asus Transformer Pad infinity tablet is just about to get better. The Asus Transformer pad infinity is about to get a new 2560 x 1600 display. This will upgrade their existing 1920 x 1200 resolution line up — the TF700.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity: Changes

The CPU will be revamped from Nvidia Tegra 3 1.6ghz to the Nvidia Tegra 4 1.9ghz chip, and will ship with Android 4.2. Instead of throwing you a bunch of specifications with no ball point, here’s a glimpse of how powerful this device would be. Asus announce they  promised that the tablet will have enough power to output 4k video through HDMI. This would be quite impressive; however, there’s not enough 4K content out in the market yet, and 16GB to 32GB is definitely not enough to hold 4K content. Even with extra microsdhc storage attachments, you may be able to hold a few movies with a 64gb to 128gb card, but nothing special. On the other hand, one can watch 4k videos off of youtube, but it might take for ever to stream.

The Competition

Regardless, the specifications are very competitive. Apple iPad’s retina display is slowly starting to get old  — 2560×1600 vs 2048×1536.   Apple will definitely need to refresh their current iPad hardware soon as their competitors are now catching up to them. It’ll be an interesting to see how the Asus Transformers stack up against the Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 has the same resolution display 2560×1600, so the hardware technology used is not new but not old either. Since the Asus Transformer Pad infinity has a microsdhc card slot, it still holds an advantage in terms of storage space, and will be price at the same price point.  Nexus 10 has an advantage as well. Since it is a Google tablet, it’ll receive all the firmware updates quickly through Google.  So what will Apple do next? With the announcement of the WWDC Conference next week, we’ll certainly find out!