High-res Transformer spotted in FCC report

At CES in January, weeks before Apple introduced the new, Retina-enhanced iPad, Asus showed us a version of its Transformer Prime tablet featuring a 1920×1200 panel—up from the 1280×800 default. Asus teased a mid-second-quarter launch, but we haven’t heard a lot about this high-DPI version of the Transformer Prime since then.

Until today, that is. According to Engadget, the Wi-Fi-only version of the device has now been tested by the FCC. Engadget has a screenshot of a diagram from the agency’s website to prove it. I can’t seem to get to the report on the FCC’s website, though; all it does is bring up an error message: “You are not authorized to access this page.” Oh well.

Engadget claims the device is dubbed Transformer Pad Infinity, bears the model number TF700T, and features a Tegra 3 processor. The FCC page doesn’t give us any indication of when the device will hit stores, of course (and whether Asus will keep its promise of a mid-Q2 release), but it does tell us one thing: the high-DPI Transformer is coming, and it’s coming soon.

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    • Jahooba
    • 8 years ago

    High resolution handheld devices are amazing. I’m surprised no one here has said anything along the lines of “Humans can’t see high resolution images anyway, so why bother?”

    I can’t stand those people – there’s always at least one.

    • mcnabney
    • 8 years ago

    And if it is priced at much over $500 for wi-fi it will get absolutely nowhere.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 8 years ago

    Finally I’ve been waiting to get this for some time.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 8 years ago

    The infinity and it’s 1920×1200 screen has been known about for ~6months if not more….been on their website for a while too.
    [url<]http://eee.asus.com/eeepad/transformer-infinity/features/[/url<]

      • DancinJack
      • 8 years ago

      That’s what the first couple lines of this article say. Did you miss that part?

      [quote<]At CES in January, weeks before Apple introduced the new, Retina-enhanced iPad, Asus showed us a version of its Transformer Prime tablet featuring a 1920x1200 panel—up from the 1280x800 default.[/quote<]

        • lilbuddhaman
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah I caught it, but [quote<] Engadget claims the device is dubbed Transformer Pad Infinity[/quote<] is written as if most of this information is still "rumor" and not 100% confirmed long since, which it has.

          • DancinJack
          • 8 years ago

          Well it IS Engadget. They’re….funny sometimes.

    • sweatshopking
    • 8 years ago

    why does it take weeks for fcc approval for everyone but apple? how is that there are CONSTANT fcc leaks for stuff not apple related. I’m just curious, as i don’t understand the process. anyone who does, i’d love to hear it.

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      No need to understand it. You just need to know that there are bribes involved…

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 8 years ago

      I’ve seen FCC leaks related to Apple.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        yeah, i see they did leak the airport extreme update. that’s an amazing leak.

      • Bensam123
      • 8 years ago

      As your post is eluding to… cash bonuses for those that don’t leak.

    • Farting Bob
    • 8 years ago

    Its inevitable that all tablet makers will include a high res display in their next higher end updates. Ever since the iphone 4 made resolution a big deal its been just a matter of time. Laptops will start offering higher res displays then eventually desktop monitors will follow.

      • BabelHuber
      • 8 years ago

      I have the TF Prime, I think the display is quite good with 1280×800.

      I once saw the new iPad, it did look very good, but I had no tablet to compare to at hand.

      The reasons I bought the TF Prime instead of waiting:

      – Tegra 3 performance at 1280×800 is good. I doubt it will handle 1920×1200 as well
      – No intention to wait 😉
      – The new iPad takes 7 hours to load its huge battery. I’m looking forward to TF Infinity loading time and runtime analysis.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 8 years ago

        the complaints about charging time make no sense. Charge it while you’re sleeping. True for an iPad and true for a 1920×1200 tablet..

          • funko
          • 8 years ago

          Clearly, you neither travel, nor tried to spend a full day out while being productive.

            • Helmore
            • 8 years ago

            Being productive on an iPad? That’s quite a feat in my opinion.

            Mind you though, that I’ve never really tried to be productive on an iPad, even though I own a new iPad.

          • lilbuddhaman
          • 8 years ago

          Devices that can charge to 90% in under an hour are a godsend to those who travel. That 45min or so you get between flights might be your only chance to charge devices all day.

          • BabelHuber
          • 8 years ago

          1. I can’t always charge at night, because I tend to only charge when the battery is low (< 20%)

          2. I have read some iPad tests, one complained that you cannot even charge the device while using it when the display is on maximum brightness, since the battery discharges faster than it is charging.

          3. A friend of mine said he cannot use the new iPad for certain tasks because it discharges faster than it charges. He went back to his old iPad 2 meanwhile.

          These are huge disadvantages of the ‘retina’ display in the new iPad. Perhaps the TF Infinity is better in this regard, perhaps it is even worse.

          Hence I would not buy the TF Infinity before some tests in this area have been performed.

            • d2brothe
            • 8 years ago

            Makes no sense, why not charge when the battery isn’t drained? This isn’t the 90s and it isn’t a NiCad battery, li-ion are better if not entirely discharged anyway. Recharge at all times.

            As for the other complaints, that’s only true when using a non-high power US charger, namely, the one for a phone, or a non-mac pc (maybe not even all of them now). If you use the charger it came with or plug into a mac (and maybe some newer PCs) it charges just fine.

            • BabelHuber
            • 8 years ago

            [quote<]Makes no sense, why not charge when the battery isn't drained? This isn't the 90s and it isn't a NiCad battery, li-ion are better if not entirely discharged anyway. Recharge at all times.[/quote<] While it is true that completely discharging a modern battery does more harm than good, it's still better to use the device until the battery is low and then recharge it completely. The battery will longer keep its capacity when handling it this way. Hence when it takes 7 hours to load a device it is a disadvantage to me. You may be fine with that, but I`m not. [quote<]As for the other complaints, that's only true when using a non-high power US charger[/quote<] No its is not. The experiences were made with the charger it came with.

        • MrDigi
        • 8 years ago

        I don’t believe anything runs at native resolution on the iPad3 except displaying photos. If it was you would need a magnifying glass to read it. Years ago (~10) the IBM/Viewsonic QWUXGA 3840×2400 was a super display but normal applications could only be usable at WUXGA.

          • Deanjo
          • 8 years ago

          [quote<]If it was you would need a magnifying glass to read it.[/quote<] This is just plain 100% false. 25 years ago hi resolutions were 320x240 running on 10-13 inch screens and somehow we all survived reading the same size screen running @ 1024x768 (10x the number of pixels) and things didn't shrink out of site In fact the characters stayed close to the same size, just that they were 10x more defined.

          • d2brothe
          • 8 years ago

          Yes, and since then we figured out how to properly scale a UI. Every major OS (even windows) has this feature. You still have the benefit of smoother lines and fonts.

      • d2brothe
      • 8 years ago

      Actually that is total crap. Android devices were offering high resolution versions long before the iPhone 4. One of the reasons I bought the Moto Droid over the iPhone was the beautifully high res screen. Not as high as the 4 but it sure made the 3GS look ugly.

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