ASUS just announced an updated version of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the TF700T. The new tablet keeps the same form factor, dimensions, screen size and weight of the original TF Prime. It also includes the same Tegra 3 SoC running at 1.3GHz, but it now adds a 1920 x 1200 panel. In addition to the new panel is an upgraded 2MP front facing camera and finally a new back panel for improved wireless performance. Battery capacity and the rest of the specs remain identical to the TF201.

ASUS expects the TF700T to be available in North America sometime in late Q2 (I'd assume May/June), with MSRPs between $599 - $699. The original Prime will still be available in the market, the TF700T will simply be a higher end model. 

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  • quiksilvr - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Seriously, they should stop producing it and sell the next 32GB model for $499.
  • Black1969ta - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    The TF201 doesn't outrun any other competitors by any margin now they increase Res, but not Clock speed, sounds like another exercise in mediocrity. By then Tegra should be able to increase clocks by at least 200Mhz, preferably 700Mhz.
  • ltcommanderdata - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    So they have a new back panel to improve wireless performance. What about GPS? Is it still not officially supported?
  • ImSpartacus - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Yeah, this would be a good time to apply some mild redesigns to get better GPS support.
  • Pino - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    I'm one of those that can't spot any difference between a 42" HD and a 42" FullHD TV.

    Why should I care about 1920x1200 in a 10" screen?
  • Zingam - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    You could buy glasses. Well, seriously. I think that higher resolution on tablet is a must. I don't think that high resolution on cell phones make much sense but the tablet is a device that you'll use to read web sites, books, etc stuff.
    That's why I'm reluctant to buy any current generation tablets: the fonts in documents look blurred. On my ancient phone text looks much crisper and it has a fairly hires display. I was not very pleased with Transformer or iPad so far.
    I have only one concern though. I am worried about the performance on these hires displays. I would like to smooth scroll all PDF documents and websites even featuring flash and HTML5 coolness. Transformer 1 was mediocre.
  • zorxd - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    15" is probably the most popular laptop screen size for years. And the resolution didn't improve that much in the last 15 or so years. It was 1024x768, then 1280x800, and now 1366x768. Not a huge increase. And web sites are usually designed for these resolutions in mind. We have reached a ceiling in which people now prefer cheaper laptops than better resolution.
    Of course higher resolution displays exist but they have a price. I don't understand why anyone would want a higher resolution on a 10" tablet than on his 13-17" laptop.
  • ElFenix - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    i want more resolution in both. if having tablets killing laptops in resolution accomplishes that, i'm in favor.

    laptop resolutions have sucked ever since the pc makers decided that the only thing we do with laptops is watch movies. 1366x768 is lower in both dimensions than my 9 year old dell 600m's 1400x1050 14" screen. maybe now that people are used to zooming in and out on phones and tables, and windows 8 will hopefully implement it properly, we can start getting some actual real estate on screens.
  • coldpower27 - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Well you have "higher" resolution if you look at the Macbook Air and 15" MacBook Pro

    11" Air 1366x768
    13" Air 1440x900
    15" Pro 1680x1050 (Selectable)
    17" Pro 1920x1200

    1920x1200 on a 10.1 Screen is actually pretty good 224 PPI, not Retina but a good improvement over iPad 1/2 (132PPI) and every 10.1 Android Tablet (1280x800) (~150PPI)

    Hopefully iPad 3 has 2048x1536 on the same screen size. :D
  • dananski - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - link

    My 15" laptop has a 1080p screen. It's not particularly common yet and you're right about most people preferring lower price to more pixels, but I think there's a reasonably big market for these better resolutions on portable devices among professionals and power users. Also tablets in particular need to look absolutely stunning in order to sell well, and while you may not think you need a higher pixel density now, when you seen them next to each other you realise it really makes a difference.

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