Asus has announced when the latest model in its Transformer tablet range will be available to buy in the UK.
You’ll be able to snag the tablet from Amazon, although it’ll cost you £600. Pricey, yes, but there’s some pretty smart technology on board.
Asus is claiming that the device is the “world’s first Full HD Android tablet,” as it boasts a 1920 x 1200 (in other words, 16:10 ratio) Super IPS+ display fashioned from Corning Gorilla Glass 2. So the 10.1 inch screen shouldn’t disappoint, you would hope.
Powering that screen is a Tegra 3 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, and 12-core GeForce GPU, with an 8 megapixel camera, and 2 megapixel front-facing camera.
Part of the reason this tablet is pricey is due to the keyboard dock which comes with the unit, for those who fancy the idea of a hybrid tablet/notebook (and those who hate on-screen keyboards).
Asus notes: “It’s not all play with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity though as the unique detachable Mobile Dock accessory transforms it from a tablet into a notebook. When docked, total battery life is rated at 14 hours and productivity is increased with the full QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and USB/SD card ports.”
Of course, Microsoft’s Surface tablet is going to be coming along and offering a built-in keyboard solution, and at less money – we would hope. But that said, it won’t have that display which does sound more than nifty.