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When it comes to using a tablet as a laptop replacement, the first place anybody should look is the ASUS Transformer line. At the top of that hill stands the TF700T, reviewed here. If you happen to be in the market, Woot is offering the Transformer Pad Infinity for just $369.99 + $5 shipping. These are new units, not refurbished.

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Specs:

  • 10.1" Super IPS+ Display @ 1920x1200
  • nVidia Tegra 3
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash storage
  • 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera
  • Approx 9.5 hours battery life (25 Wh)
  • 1.3 lbs

I know, you're wondering why a tablet released 9 months ago would still be attractive. Well, it has remained ASUS's flagship tablet in the 10" category since July 2012, and still no successor has been announced. If you look at Amazon's price history, the TF700T only recently reached $400, finally dipping to the same point as the Nexus 10. Of course, we can't forget ASUS' spectacular history with speedy updates, which are only bested by Nexus devices.

Sadly, Woot's offer does not include the keyboard dock, the best feature of the Transformer line, but it can be picked up separately from Amazon for about $130. If the Nexus 10 isn't quite right for you, or you know the keyboard dock is a must-have, perhaps the Transformer Pad Infinity is just what the doctor ordered.

ASUS TF700T Transformer Pad Infinity on Woot

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Drayon

    Don't buy this, the 2012 Asus tablets have terrible nand, and those speedy updates are a complete bugfest.

    • rogue3

      I've got the TF300 and love it. Updates have not been buggy at all, speed is great, display is crisp, clean, and bright. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Owen Finn

    I just picked up a new tablet+keyboard combo on eBay for $400 shipped. It's a good tablet once you tweak a few things, but I do find it sluggish every once in a while compared to my old Acer A501... but the keyboard dock makes up for it and more.

    There is a reasonably healthy development group at XDA as well.

  • Cherokee4Life

    As much as I love my Infinity, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    • http://twitter.com/Jug6ernaut William

      Care to explain why?

      • G Mohal

        lags alot, even after 4.2.1 update. Scrolling through homescreen pages are not smooth forget about other stuff. Built quality is premium but when you use it feels like u using a cheap tablet.

        • biggerguysf

          I have to agree. Liked my TF101 alot until it inexplicably stopped working one day, and have been really dissatisfied with the performance of my replacement TF300. Lags a ton, reboots itself often, loses power way too quickly. Even common sense stuff like the weight of the keyboard being too light for the tablet, so it falls over unless something is behind it. And customer support is almost non-existent.
          I could go on, but I think the point has been made on these tablets...

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Yeah, I share the same sentiments. My TF300 is just a live stats display now running the same screen 24/7 (when it doesn't crash/reboot).

          • biggerguysf

            Okay, this makes me feel much better now. I thought it was just me with a crappy TF300, but it's not. Thanks for the confirmation Artem. And thanks for the site as well. You guys are one of my few daily destinations.

  • Ryan O’Neill

    I'm holding out to see if they release a successor soon!

  • hardik patel

    NEXUS 10 offers better value for money at $ 399.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Markert/100001113752823 Richard Markert

      No keyboard dock, no SD card, no standard-cable HDMI out...

  • http://twitter.com/Lakeywhite Alan Lakey-White

    I was hoping that the lag was fixed, but it sounds like a hardware problem. I am still torn between this and the Nexus.

    • Michael CoZ

      Custom Kernel is your friend, provided your unlock the bootloader and void your warranty w/ ASUS (which sucks). Some of the custom Kernel's have the "f/sync" disabled which REALLY helps with the lag reduction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.palmer.9 Brandon Palmer

    I've had my tablet since it came out. I haven't had any issues with it. It's not laggy or slow. All updates are up to date. People can play the wait game all they want and that's just want they'll do. Wait, wait, wait and wait. Technology is always improving, but if you don't buy then it doesn't matter anyway. Like the author said, it's still the flagship tablet for Asus. I still have yet to find a better tablet.

  • MikeyTheITGuy

    I like my TF700T but do find it to lag / stall occasionally. I recently purchased the Asus Mobile Dock and I seem to have occasion where, when touching nothing, it goes a bit haywire as if it's getting random input from something. Put to sleep and then wake and it seems fine. Really don't know if this is related to the dock or not. I've done a factory reset several times and it has all the updates. Not sure what's up.
    I believe I would probably go with Samsung next time.

  • [email protected]

    I have one of these on the way…should I cancel and send it back. Sounds like a piece of junk? Does this update to kitkat, every story you read gives you a different answer!

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