New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity official with 2560x1600 display, Tegra 4 processorAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Today ASUS helped to kick off Computex 2013 in Taiwan, and it did so with a handful of new Android-powered products. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih kicked the keynote off with a quick introduction of the new Transformer Pad Infinity, an updated version of the device that the company debuted in 2012. While the two products share the same name, the new model features a much beefier spec list, including a bump up to a 2560x1600 resolution display. The full spec rundown for the refreshed Transformer Pad Infinity is as follows:
- 10.1-inch 2560x1600 IPS display
- 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor
- 32GB built-in storage, SD card slot
- 2GB RAM
- 5-megapixel rear, 1.2-megapixel front cameras
- 4K Ultra HD output over HDMI
The new Transformer Pad Infinity wasn't the only dockable Android unit introduced by Shih, as he also announced the new Transformer Book Trio. The "Trio" in this products name refers to its ability to serve as a laptop, desktop and tablet. The Transformer Book Trio is powered by both Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean and features a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor inside the PC Station Dock/keyboard and a 2GHz Intel Atom processor buried in the tablet display. Speaking of the display, the Transformer Book Trio's IPS screen measures 11.6 inches in size and features a resolution of 1920x1080. Storage is listed at 750GB for the PC Station Dock and 64GB for the tablet.
ASUS is known for its Transformer line of dockable Android hardware, and these two new models look like they ought to please fans of the series. The Transformer Pad Infinity features a pretty bleeding edge spec list that includes a high-res display and shiny new Tegra 4 chip, while the Transformer Book Trio could be an option for consumers that want a Transformer device but need to have access to Windows 8 in addition to Android. There's no word yet on when either of these new products will be hitting store shelves, but stay tuned and I'll update you once ASUS has more information to share.