April 22 release.
BJs is taking preorders for a $399 model with 32GB of storage and 1GB of memory
10 hours of battery life, extended to 15 hours w/ dock
Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity options
1.2MP front & 8MP back camera
mHDMI & mSD
1280 by 800 pixels display
Yep! It's going to be called the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (instead of TF700). They said it would be release in Q2. I'd expect to start hearing about it in May again and a June release.
That's the one I'm waiting for. :-) It's most likely going to start with 32GB and have a 64GB model. You're going to be talking $599 for the 32GB model it appears (from everything I've read). So it's going to be a $100 more than the Prime for the starting model.
No Gorilla Glass (Only "Scratch-resistant" glass)
It's made of mostly plastic
Smaller Battery (10hrs vs the 12 in the Prime)
Thicker (9.9mm vs 8.3mm)
Less Storage (16gb)
Expect problems with the device that won't be fixed very fast (see Transformer Prime XDA forums)
Sacrificing all that for only $100. This is not a slick deal, this is a slick ripoff. I got a Transformer Prime (TF201) for $400. Argued with a rep at Newegg and made them apply 2 $50 discounts. So yeah, this is not a good deal.
Also @OP. I have owned a TP since Dec 2011. I have followed the debate between whether the Aluminum affects the signal or if it is software based. On XDA Developers, once we were able to unlock the bootloader, we discovered that the Wifi/GPS problem was in fact software based. It was promptly fixed. The few units that still have the problem were found to be in a defective batch of primes that ASUS rushed out<--RMA's fixed those. The plastic is merely being used to make a better profit for ASUS.
If you want a Tegra 3 tablet, wait until the cheaper/more price efficient models come out. Tegra 3 games are a rare sight on the Google Play/TegraZone Market, so waiting is your best option. There will be $250 tablets that will match or beat the specs of this demi-Prime ripoff. There may even be some $250 or below Chinese Tegra 3 knockoffs.
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