ASUS just released a teaser trailer showing parts of their upcoming Transformer 2, world’s first quad-core tablet running Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We are hosting a video in full HD quality (1920×1080) pixels, but the video quality is not as high as we would expect.

However, what is high is the quality of the finish. While the first Transformer tablet was more about tapping waters and gaining experience on the software side (remember that ASUS was the fastest company to release Android 3.x upgrades – first to 3.1, first to 3.2), Transformer 2 is going for the jugular and we don’t mean just the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the tablet market leader, Apple’s venerable iPad 2. For a comparison, take a look at ASUS Transformer 2:

Metal casing of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2. If this is not polished metal, ASUS outdone themselves...
Metal casing of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2. If this is not polished metal, ASUS outdone themselves…

And now, the original and its plasticky textured back:

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer came out with textured plastic back, which felt ok at hand.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer came out with textured plastic back, which felt ok at hand.

The only shame in the whole deal is unfortunate fact that the North American PR branch of the company is dishonorable and tends to say one thing, and do another. Well, can’t have everything.