Asus Adds 1080p Display, Improved Wi-Fi to Upgraded Transformer Prime Model in Q2

Asus is pumping out a fair number of product announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and one of them relates to an upgraded version of its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. The new tablet -- model TF700T -- will sport the same body style and slip into the same docking station as the original Prime (TF201), but will come with a few upgrades.

Nothing ground shaking to make you want to throw your existing Prime tablet in a river a sadness for falling prey to EAS (Early Adopter Syndrome), but the TF700T will boast a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Super IPS+ display, upgraded from the TF201's 1280x800 resolution.

Asus is also upgrading the integrated front-facing camera from 1.2MP (TF201) to 2.0MP (TF700T) to allow for HD video conferencing. And though the upgraded Prime tablet will work with the current docking station, Asus tweaked the back panel design to enhance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS performance, the latter of which is a common complaint with the TF201.

Otherwise it's the same tablet with the same price points. Whether or not you want to wait for the refreshed model is entirely up to you, with availability expected in the second quarter of 2012.