ASUS working on Tegra 4 powered slate with a Retina display-like screen

ASUS working on Tegra 4 powered slate with a Retina display-like screen
An unknown ASUS Eee Pad has recently shown up at the GFX Benchmark site with a bullish nickname of Taurus. Including on-screen buttons, resolution on the 10 inch screen is 2560 x 1600 which brings the pixel density count to a Retina display topping 299ppi. This beats the 264ppi count for the 9.7 inch glass on the fourth generation of the Apple iPad. Under the hood will be a quad-core 1.9GHz Tegra 4 CPU.

Not much more information can be gleaned from the trip through the GFX site. We can add that the slate will be running Android 4.2.2 and there is a good possibility that we will see this tablet at the IFA show in Berlin next month. Besides the tablet seen on the GFX site, there is talk that ASUS might end up being the brand behind a refreshed version of the Google Nexus 10, taking over for Samsung.

By the way, for those who don't know the story, you might wonder how Apple could call the fourth-generation iPad a Retina display with a pixel density less than the 300ppi requirement that Apple came up with. Remember, this is Apple's own term. The answer is that the Apple iPhone is typically held 12 inches to 15 inches away from your face while the iPad is held further back at an average of 15 inches to 18 inches. This difference allowed Apple to reduce the requirements for tablets to 240ppi. Thus, the 264ppi found on that version of the iPad qualifies it as a Retina display.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: GFXBench via TheDroidGuy



1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Sad our tablets have higher resolutions than most Tvs and monitors... This is the exception and will hopefully stop Samsung, Sony, LG, etc from overpricing them.

2. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Retina display is just term used by Apple not screen tech like LCD, AMOLED, IPS or Quantum Dot display.

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

iPhones used to have the highest phone res now they have the worst out of every flagship.

4. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

with so many high resolution tablets out there, 4K TV's should have been mainstream by now........

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

4k media is still too sparse. Especially since no hard copy 4k media exists yet. Companies are still trying to juice bluray.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Main reason: Bandwidth. Until a large portion of the US is on fiber optics its not very practical to stream 4k. Where in that CRT to 720p/1080p transition era again except this time its 1080p to 4k.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I wanna know more about the HP slate 8 pro tab! good job tho asus on the tegra 4 :)

8. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Oh God. Terrible memory, anyone?!?? IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED MONTHS AGO. THE TRANSFORMER INFINITY 2,22970.html

9. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

its a shame tegra4 wont be available for smartphones because it is a powet hungry chip with 72core gpu wow 4k videos guess demands that much from the gpu nice work nvidia just make samething and slap a 4000ma battery

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