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The Transformer Prime gets a face-lift (photos)

The new Transformer Prime TF700T will sport a 1,920x1,200-pixel screen resolution and other upgrades to make you feel bad for buying the "older" Prime.

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Upgrade ya

The Transformer Prime TF700T will likely be the first tablet released to sport a 2.3-million-pixel, 1,920x1,200 screen. For those keeping count, that's more than twice the pixel count of any previous tablets, which top out at 1,280x800 (1.02 millions pixels).

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Slight redesign

See that dark, plastic portion on the Prime, which was all metal before? That little design change means better-performing GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. That is, according to Asus.

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HD conferencing

The front-facing camera has been upgraded from 1.2-megapixel to 2-megapixel. This will allow users to conduct video conferencing in HD now. See? You can see the veins in my head popping out, where before you couldn't. Actually, I don't know if that's true. It's not like I brought a Transformer to CES with me to compare. Anyway, Asus says you should expect higher quality images from the camera.

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Shipping with...

In a few months, I won't get as much of a kick out of seeing "Android 4.0" on a Settings menu, but for now it's still pretty exciting. Also, although it says TF202T, Asus assured me that this was the TF700T.

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