Asus Transformer Pad Infinity packs Retina-beating screen

The Tegra 4-powered tablet has a super-high resolution, amid other new hardware features.

Tablet fans listen up -- Asus has lifted the lid on a glossy new slate that packs Nvidia's new Tegra 4 processor , and a pixel resolution that would make the iPad shudder.

The Transformer Pad Infinity is a 10.1-inch tablet that -- like Asus' other Transformer gadgets -- comes with a dock attachment that introduces a physical keyboard into the mix.

Eagle-eyed readers will spot that Asus has already made a gadget called the Transformer Pad Infinity, such as last year's Transformer Pad Infinity 700, which nabbed four and a half stars and an Editors' Choice award when we reviewed it. Check out the video below if you're intrigued.

Asus dubs the new gadget "the New" Transformer Pad Infinity, though I wouldn't be surprised if it has a slightly clearer name by the time it goes on sale.

The display packs a shocking 2,560x1,600 pixels, making for a pixel-per-inch count of 299 -- well above the iPad's 264ppi Retina display. There's more to a cracking display than stuffing it full of pixels, but I'm intrigued to see exactly how sharp everything looks on the Infinity's screen.

The keyboard attachment meanwhile has an SD card reader and a USB 3.0 port, as well as extra battery capacity to boost the tablet's lifespan when docked.

Asus unveiled a slew of other tech at the same time, including the Transformer Book Trio, which runs both Windows 8 and Android, and the FonePad Note 6, a 6-inch Android tablet that seems to be a slightly smaller version of the FonePad , designed to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 .

Would you buy any of Asus' new kit? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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