CES 2012: The original ASUS Transformer Prime has barely gotten into the hands of many users, and if you were still in the market for one, this news will make you want to wait. ASUS showed off a brand new Prime, with some drool-worthy specs.
Transformer Prime (TF700T) is the model, and it still sports the usual NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip (1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A9), a 10.1-inch display with an insane 1920x1200 resolution, 32 or 64GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing cam, support for 1080p playback, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a micro-HDMI port, microSD card reader, a 25WHr Lithium-Polymer battery and weighs in at just over one pound.
TF700T will also sport a new back panel which is said to improve wireless performance, with most of the specs remaining the same.
It'll rock some of that sweet Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) instead of being released with Honeycomb ala original Transformer Prime and will be compatible with the same keyboard dock that the current Prime uses. ASUS is aiming at retail pricing of $599 and $699 for the 32 and 64GB models, respectively.