Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is One Sharp New Tablet

Asus has taken to making big splashes at Computex Taipei, and this year was no different. Today, Asus gave us a look at their next tablet, the Transformer Pad Infinity, and it’s not one that should be ignored.

The Infinity has a 10.1” (here’s the hammer) 2560 x 1600 WQXGA IPS 10-point multi-touch display, with 178 degree viewing angles. It probably doesn’t need to be said, but that’s easily one of the best displays you’ll find on any tablet right now. On top of that, the Infinity can output 4k content to another (4k) display using the HDMI out port. It’ll run Android on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor (1.9 GHz), alongside an ARM Cortex A-15 CPU and a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. That’s backed by 2 GB of RAM. If you want a gaming tablet, your search might very well end here.

There’s a 5 MP camera on the back and a 1.2 MP camera in the front, both of which have auto-focus lenses. Audio is handled by Asus’ own SonicMaster technology. The Infinity also comes with a keyboard dock, which now has a multi-touch touchpad, a USB 3.0 port, and an SDXC card reader for expanded storage, on top of the 32 GB of on-board storage. The keyboard dock also provides a boost to battery life. And, on an aesthetic note, the back will have the same kind of metallic finish with concentric circles that has sort of become Asus’ calling card.

Asus mentioned nothing about pricing or availability for the Transformer Pad Infinity, just that it’s coming, and that the things on screen are going to look real nice when it gets here.