CES 2012: ASUS Updates Transformer Prime with 1920x1200 Display

Subject: Mobile, Shows and Expos | January 9, 2012 - 09:33 AM |
Tagged: transformer prime, Transformer, tf700t, CES, asus

The ASUS Transformer and the newer Transformer Prime are often considered the best Android tablets on the market and the most likely to be able to compete with Apple and its iPad in 2012.  Our own review from Matt Smith tells the same kind of story and is definitely worth a read to get some context for this news today.  

At CES 2012 ASUS is unveiling a new version of the Transformer Prime with the TF700T suffix that adds a couple of really nice features including a high-resolution 1920x1200 screen and a new 2.0 MP front camera for HD video conferencing.  These replace a 1280x800 resolution screen and a 1.3 MP front camera.

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The current Transformer Prime that might already be outdated...

Also worth noting is a change to the back plate on the device that ASUS claims "should enhance WiFi, BT and GPS performance."  Some users had complaints about WiFi issues and this should address it, if you are willing to pay the higher price for the better hardware as well.

Expect to see this selling for $599 to $699 when it is available this quarter.

PC Perspective's CES 2012 coverage is sponsored by MSI Computer.

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January 9, 2012 | 10:28 AM - Posted by Super Six Two

...and now tablets are iterating just as fast as phones. That should make decision making near impossible. A few weeks ago I thought I wanted the Transformer Prime. Now, I want this.

January 9, 2012 | 10:59 AM - Posted by sotoa

A few minutes ago, I wanted the first Prime. But I was wishing they would have had the GPS issue fixed, Ice Cream Sandwich, and I was dreaming of 1080p screen. Looks like I'll be waiting a little longer for my wish, but not bad!

January 10, 2012 | 07:40 AM - Posted by A.T. Larsen (not verified)

You were hoping for a 1080p screen? So the ability to display more data than a 1080p screen is a negative? 1200 > 1080. I've been hoping to get back the 1920x1200 screens that I have on my middle of the road *5 year old* Dell laptop. Screen resolution has been going backward. I hope this now signifies that we've turned back around and will get higher resolutions rather than being duped by the marketing department who wants us to believe that somehow 1080p is the end all be all.

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