Asus Transformer Pad Infinity brings Tegra 4 upgrade, eyes Q3 release

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

Among Asus's slew of products today came the "new" Transformer Pad Infinity, which has been updated with some pretty huge improvements.

Its 10.1-inch screen is now loaded with a 2560 x 1600 resolution (up from 1920 x 1200), which is higher than the iPad's current Retina display. Plus its 10-point multi-touch makes for more responsive control.

That gives the new Transformer Pad Infinity screen a 299ppi density - which comfortably beats the iPad 4 and its 264ppi display.

It's also now boasting a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 4K output via HDMI, as well as USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 to boot. Phew.

The transformer's transformation

As for your storage options, you've got 32GB of internal and an SD slot in the dock, which itself has an extra battery for giving the tablet a boost when needed.

We're not exactly fans of using a tablet as a camera, but if you like annoying others by holding up a large slab to take a sub-standard image then the new Pad Infinity has you covered with a 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front snapper.

In terms of a release date, a representative told TechRadar to expect this to appear in Q3 this year, but nothing is set on price just yet although rumours suggest it may arrive for around $399 (around £260, AU$415), or $499 (around £330, AU$515) with the QWERTY keyboard dock.