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Even though the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime was only released in December, the company has announced a new higher resolution model. The older Prime — again, the unit that was available in the middle of December — featured a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and was plagued with Wi-Fi and GPS issues due to a metallic back-plate. ASUS’ newer model (TF700T) will have a higher resolution 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display and feature a new 2-megapixel front facing camera for HD video-chatting. The backside of the device has been redesigned, which should enhance the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS performance. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports a price tag of $600 for the 32GB model and $700 for the 64GB model respectively. Not content with one-upping their tablet from last month, ASUS also announced the new 7-inch Eee Pad Memo which focuses on entertainment, media, and light productivity. The device features a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0, and a stylus for enhanced productivity. ASUS’ TF700T Prime and Eee Pad Memo will ship in the second quarter of 2012. Full press release is after the break.

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME370T

7″ Tablet with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media and Light Productivity. Thin and Light chassis design with Capacitive Stylus capabilities.

MSRP – TBD Availability – Q2 2012 in North America

Display – 7.0″ WXGA, 1280 x 800 resolution, IPS panel with capacitive touch

Processor- Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core

Memory- 1GB

Storage- eMMC 16GB/32GB ; ASUS Webstorage options

Connectivity- WLAN 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

Camera- 1.2MP Video Camera (front )/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)

aGPS- Qualcomm GPS One

Sensors- G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Interface- 1 x Micro USB port (client) ; 1 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in)

1 x Card Reader(Micro-SD); 1 x micro HDMI (1.3a); 1 x SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers

Battery- Li-polymer 4400mAh (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)

OS- Android 4.01

Dimensions / Weight- 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50″; 14.2oz

Applications – MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T

10.1″ Tablet with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media, Gaming and Productivity. Thin and Light chassis design with a 1080P capable display screen.

MSRP – $599~$699 Availability – Q2 2012 in North America

Processor- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor (1.3 GHz Quad core Cortex A9, 12 core GeForce GPU)

Display – Brilliant 10.1″ HD (1920×1200), 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angle Super IPS+ panel display with Gorilla™ Glass

Camera – Rear facing 8MP Auto-Focus camera with dedicated LED Flash, 2.0MP Front Facing camera for Video Chat

Storage – 32GB or 64GB internal memory plus 8GB of ASUS Web Storage2

Media Capabilities – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 High Profile, High Bit Rate video decode and playback

Media Capture – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 video capture

Connectivity – Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Ports – 2-in-1 3.5mm jack, micro-HDMI output, microSD card reader

Audio – Built-in stereo speakers, microphone

Dimensions – 263 x 180.8 x 8.3mm, 586g

Battery – 25WHr Lithium-Polymer Battery

ASUS Transformer Prime Keyboard Dock with Trackpad – (same dock for TF201)

Ports – 1 x USB 2.0 ports, Full-size MMC/SD/SDHC card reader

Battery – 22 WHr battery for extended battery life

Dimensions – 263 x 180.8 x 8 to 10.4 mm, 537g

OS – Android 4.01

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