CES 2012 | Asus shows off Eee Pad Transformer TF700T with 10.1" full-HD display
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Product information in the wrong time and place can sometimes do more harm than good, and ASUS is learning this the hard way. After posting a hands-on video with the Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T on their Techinstyle.tv blog, customers are outraged with the company for upgrading their main tablet so soon.
The Transformer Prime TF700T was first previewed here at CES 2012, and features a 10.1" full-HD display and a native resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. Otherwise the device is similar to the current Transformer Prime, but also offers an improved front-facing camera (2.0 MP) and increased GPS connectivity via a different back cover.
Though the full-HD display is definitely a welcome addition to an already strong tablet, current owners of the Transformer Prime TF201 are justifiably upset with ASUS. The original Transformer Prime, which was launched late last year, was supposed to be ASUS's flagship tablet and an upgraded version was not expected so soon. Furthermore, the TF201 encountered GPS connectivity problems due to its all-aluminum casing, and ASUS fixing the problem in an upgraded model while neglecting the original device hasn't gone well with early adopters.
On the other hand, ASUS is attempting to calm tempers, and has stated that the device shown in the hands-on video is only there to demonstrate ASUS's full-HD capabilities and won't be available for a few months at least. In addition, the company has already begun rolling out an OTA Android 4.0 update for the Transformer Prime TF201; a few days ahead of the previously announced January 12th date.
In any case, the TF700T looks to be another solid tablet from ASUS regardless of any controversy and the hands-on video below does offer a decent preview.