New Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Tablet Has As Many Pixels As A Retina MacBook Pro


Asus has today announced its latest Transformer Pad Infinity slate at Computex 2013 in Taipei, and boy is it a beast. Not only does it carry NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 4 processor — which has a 72-core GeForce GPU — but it also has a 10.1-inch display with the same 2560×1600 resolution as the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

That’s a whopping 299 pixels-per-inch.

While that may not sound all that impressive when you compare it to some of the latest smartphone displays, it is pretty cutting-edge for a tablet. For instance, the iPad’s stunning Retina display, which is widely regarded as one of the best tablet displays on the market right now, has only 264 pixels-per-inch.

The new Transformer Pad Infinity also packs a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It has a full-size USB port for connecting game controllers and external storage devices, an HDMI port that will throw out Ultra HD 4K video — if you have a TV capable of displaying it — and a full-size SD card slot.

As far as cameras go, there’s a 5-megapixel shooter on the back, and a 1.2-megapixel shooter on the front.

Like previous Transformer Pad slates, this one comes with a keyboard dock that has a built-in microSD card slot, and possibly an extra battery — though that’s yet to be confirmed by Asus.

The Transformer Pad Infinity will launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean pre-installed, but there’s currently no word on pricing or availability just yet.