Asus has just unveiled the new Transformer Pad Infinity, a refresh of the company’s flagship tablet, during the Computex expo in Taiwan.
Among its most noteworthy features is its 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display which boasts of a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. This allows the Asus slate to compete against the Nexus 10 tablet, which packs a display with the same resolution.
Meanwhile, under the hood, the Transformer Pad Infinity offers the new quad-core Tegra 4 chip with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz. 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion are also onboard.
According to Asus, the device also supports 4K-resolution output through HDMI. This will ensure remarkably crisp images in Ultra HD, or 3840 x 2160 pixels on large displays that support 4K resolution.
Engadget reports that the device comes with an aluminum chassis. Such chassis is said to be comparable to those found in other devices in the Infinity product line, as well as the Asus Zenbooks.
The company likewise introduced a multi-touch trackpad as well as a USB 3.0 port to its keyboard.
All in all, it appears that the Transformer Pad Infinity is set to be quite an impressive device, combining a powerful processor with a high-resolution display and 4K output. Unfortunately, apart from these, the other specifications of the Transformer Pad Infinity are still unknown at the moment.
The Verge says that the tablet will retail for $499 with the dock, and $399 without it. It is expected that the device will hit the market around the third quarter of this year.
The Transformer Pad Infinity joins the other devices which Asus revealed during the expo, including the MeMo Pad HD 7 and the FHD 10, which are two tablets aimed at the low-end market segment. The company also showcased the FonePad Note, a device which will compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note, due to its 1080p IPS+ display, 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, and stylus support.