It’s been a while since ASUS has released an Eee Pad convertible tablet. In fact, we would need to go back to MWC 2012 for the introduction of the Transformer Pad 300 and Transformer Pad Infinity. Since then, it’s been quiet but GFXBench benchmark results now suggest that ASUS could soon change that. It lists a new “EeePad” device called the Eee Pad Taurus (likely its codename).
As for what we can expect from the Taurus, only a few details are revealed. Powered by a 1.9GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and Google Android 4.2.2 (at least for now), it comes with WQXGA (2560×1600) display offering a resolution of 2560×1504 with on-screen buttons. Assuming it comes with a 10-inch display, this would translate to 299 pixels per inch, topping Apple’s current iPad with Retina display.
Other specifications are not yet known.
The high-resolution display suggests that this could be a new high end Transformer tablet. It could well be the successor to the Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) but there is no way to confirm this at this point.
There is no word yet on availability and pricing. Perhaps it will be announced early next month at IFA 2013.