With just about every smartphone and tablet manufacturer announcing new devices this week for the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Asus also just introduced a new variant of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet (via The Verge). The device’s biggest upgrade is its display, jumping up to a full 1080p 1920 x 1200. It definitely is not the first Android 4.0 tablet announcement at CES, as just yesterday Acer unveiled its Tegra 3-powered Iconia Tab A700.

The device’s casing was also apparently altered to allow for improved Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, while Android 4.01 will come preinstalled when it ships in North American in Q2 2012. Most of the other specifications from the previous generation Transformer Prime (pictured above) are the same, but the front-facing camera was given an upgrade to 2-megapixels.

No official word on pricing was announced , but The Verge claimed the device will sell between $600 and $700 when it lands in the United States during 2012’s second quarter. We will keep you updated as Asus reveals more.

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