Just when we all were happy that the ASUS Transformer Prime was finally starting to reach our doorsteps and resellers were getting stock ASUS goes and announces another one -- but I'm not complaining. This is the Transformer Prime 1920 x 1200 display full 1080p version and they are calling it the ASUS Transformer 700 series.
We all know plenty about the Transformer Prime (see our review below) and it's specs so we don't need to go into details and will keep this short and sweet so you can see the hands-on pictures and our Shadowgun in 1080p on a tablet demo below. Yes this is almost exactly the same as the original only it has been upgraded with an enhanced IPS display with a massive 1920 x 1200 resolution. Gaming looks simply stunning to say the least, more on that below.
the key differences are in the display, and on the rear of the device. As you can see below gone is the radial-spun aluminum and instead they've replaced the entire top with a hard plastic. This should help all those nagging issues with GPS and WiFi that we've been hearing plenty of reports about. This should fix all those problems as the aluminum design was causing the signals to suffer in the original Prime.
Enough about those small changes, check out the extremely impressive hands-on video of us playing the popular Tegra 2/3 shooter called Shadowgun. This Tegra 3 enhanced version ran at the full native 1920 x 1200 resolution and is truly what you'd call HD mobile gaming. The image was as HD as I've seen and it was incredible.
The new ASUS Transformer 700 series will be available in early Q2 and will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be priced at $599 for the 32GB and $699 for the 64GB flavor. After watching that video who wants one?