ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T revealed, sports Tegra 4

September 5, 2013

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Hybrids are the new black and ASUS definitely wants to stay in fashion with the new Transformer Pad TF701T Android tablet/laptop hybrid. If the name and model number has got you confused with the new Transformer Pad Infinity unveiled at Computex last June, you're not alone. But fear not, as the two are practically the same.

The ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T is built to be a powerhouse, running on NVIDIA's latest mobile chip, the Tegra 4, with a quad-core Cortex A15 CPU and a 72-core mobile GeForce GPU. And that much power will definitely be put to good use, as the TF701T sports a 10.1-inch 2560x1600 IPS display featuring IGZO-TFT technology for lower energy consumption and a 178-degree viewing angle. The tablet also supports Miracast video streaming and an HDMI port to play videos smoothly even on a 4K Ultra HD TV. No word on the tablet's storage capacity, but it does have a microSDXC card slot for extended storage.

The lower half of the Transformer Pad is no pushover, however. The Mobile Dock sports a full-sized keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad to give the Transformer Pad a productive edge. It also has a USB 3.0 for an added connection option, as well as an SDXC slot for more data storage. The Mobile Dock also houses its own battery, giving the tablet an extra 13 to 17 hours of life when docked.

We don't exactly know if the earlier Transformer Pad Infinity, which still has to see the light of day, has been supplanted by this new model. As with the earlier version, ASUS has not given any pricing or availability information, but we hope that this product will not go gently into the night this time.


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  • pontusberg

    I have the TF700 Infinity which looks like the above but in champagne colour rather than the ASUS grey. I do have the same sort of keyboard. Does this mean that the new Infinity will not support keyboard (like the padphone lost that option in later revisions)? Or what will be the real difference? Would welcome a comparison sheet …

  • Arne

    let’s hope the I/O is better than the TF700…

    • Bob

      What are your concerns about the TF700 I/O? I’ve been waiting for this since it was announced in June, and wonder if there’s something I should be concerned about.

      • Kokusho

        all Asus product have very bad I/O performance, which cripple the experience regardless of the SoC power. Even the new Nexus 7 (2013) don’t have that great of a NAND especially compare to something similar like the Nexus 10 or even any new high end smartphone (HTC One , SGS4, etc). If the I/O suck on this new tab, it doesn’t matter how powerfull the Tegra4 is, there will be lag because the nand is the bottleneck.

  • Zachary Morris

    I would like to a Transformer Pad with Gorilla Glass. My TF300T has pretty poor durability, but otherwise a great tablet!

  • ElricE

    Is this getting the upgrade to 2GB RAM like some of their new tablet models? 1GB of RAM on the original TF700T has made for sluggish performance so fingers crossed they get this one right

    • Roscoe Collins

      Specs show 2GB standard on TF701T.