The second iteration of the Transformer has barely been released to market, and Asus have the latest version to show us, named the TF700 series.
It’s important to note that the TF700 is still a fair few months away from market, and it’s really only the form factor that has been locked down with any certainty. Asus could not confirm the processor or other performance specs and there could be some intriguing reasons this is staying on the low down for the time being.
My guess? Given Microsoft’s announcement at their final CES keynote a few days ago, Asus may be testing the Windows 8 platform on the ARM architecture, which has previously not been compatible with the upcoming OS, and there may indeed be multiple configurations of this series, as the “series” name does hint at.
So what are the differences between the just-released Prime and the TF700 series? To start with, an improved screen resolution, 1920 x 1080, for a full high definition experience with a very high pixel density, which should theoretically ramp up the visual quality even further.
The webcams are also being upgraded to 8MP for the back camera and 2MP for the front. The front one will be particularly appreciated for webchats. There’s not much more we know about this new TF700 series.
The Transformer Prime captured the imagination of the tablet market, and there is still passionate discussion over on our Question and Answer page, particularly now that the Ice Cream Sandwich update has been deployed in some regions.
We are still keen to help our readers with some of the issues you’ve experienced on the Prime, so keep that chat going and we’ll be getting our hands on a Prime on our return to Australia so we can test and provide.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s to come in the coming months for Asus:
What are your thoughts on the new Prime?