I know i'm not... there's a number of you on Twitter who've let me know that you too are eagerly awaiting your new gadget. In which case, i'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but over in Vegas at CES 2012, Asus have announced a new model.
Branded the TF700T, the new Transformer - which will admittedly be priced at a couple of hundred $ premium over the TF201 - adds...
- a 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ screen (vs 1280x800 on the TF201)
- a 2MP front facing camera (vs 1.3MP on the TF201)
- a different back panel design to facilitate better wireless reception (on Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi)
Arguably minor upgrades, but enough to make a TF201 purchase (as the current flagship) questionable? Hard to say, I must confess that I have seriously considered cancelling my order but have decided to go ahead for two reasons. The first is that the TF700T is apparently slightly bigger, and the svelteness of the TF201 is a big selling point for me. The second is that the TF700T is not expected to be available until Q2 2012 over the pond (likely slightly later here), which is a good few months away, and i'm impatient.
Regardless though, I think it's a bit of a harsh move on early adopters from Asus, especially those in the US who have their Primes already. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this... bad timing by Asus or the nature of the business? Have your say!
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