September 1, 2013
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You’ve got to hand it to Asus: their precocity brought quality to an Android tablet market previously relegated to cheap, underpowered, plastic nastiness. Though the company is perhaps best known for the Nexus 7, the Google-branded budget tablet, its first blockbuster brand catered almost exclusively to spec enthusiasts, packing then high-end internals into a 10-inch form factor. Despite quality control issues, they proved a favorite of Googlers and bleeding edge tech adopters alike. It comes as no surprise, then, that Asus released follow-up devices to continue to fill that profitable niche, most recently the Transformer Pad TF300 and Transformer Pad Infinity. The company’s latest offering might be just around the corner: Asus intends to reveal a new Transformer Pad on September 4th, according to the company’s Facebook page.

Most likely, the tablet is the Transformer Pad Infinity model Asus revealed in June – the Infinity line hasn’t seen refresh since last July. According to information the company provided at this year’s Computex, the new Transformer Pad Infinity features an impressive 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display, a 4K-capable HDMI-out port, USB 3.0, a 5-megapixel rear shooter, and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. Internally, the tablet sports a Tegra 4 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage expandable via SD card slot. A redesigned QWERTY keyboard dock provides additional juice and extra ports, and will be available bundled for $499. (The tablet alone will retail for $399.)

Asus has a solid reputation for producing quality Android tablets, so the teaser is certainly something to get excited about. Are you in the market for a new 10-inch, Tegra tablet? Are you considering Asus’s offering? Let us know.

Kyle Wiggers
Kyle Wiggers is an avid writer, web designer, podcaster, and video producer with an acute interest in all things technology. When not reviewing or commentating on gadgets, apps, and videos, he enjoys reading New Yorker feature articles, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.
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