16
Jul
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Looking for a high-res tablet, and don't mind getting a model that's a bit long in the tooth? Then you'll want to check out Tiger Direct's listing for the 32GB Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. This 1920x1200 10" tablet is a pretty great deal at $279.99, assuming you're OK with a somewhat outdated Tegra 3 processor, a refurbished model, and a $50 mail-in rebate. Jeez, but I wish those things would die - the rebates, not the Tegra 3.

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The rebate is only valid for purchases made through tomorrow, and expires in sixty days - who knows when you'll get the prepaid debit card in the mail. That being said, even if you don't consider the rebate, the regular retail price of $330 is still pretty good for one of last year's hottest flagship tablets, especially if you want the option to add a swanky keyboard/battery dock. (It's currently listing for about $130, FYI.) That's a hundred bucks cheaper than Amazon's current price, though some third-party vendors offer the new model a bit lower.

Unfortunately Tiger Direct isn't offering free shipping, and the warranty terms aren't spelled out on the store page. Also, this device is not to be confused with the new Transformer Pad Infinity (2560x1600 display, Tegra 4 processor), which is slated to go on sale sometime in the third quarter for $400.

Source: Tiger Direct

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • ercl

    I wouldn't recommend it. Not even the bests performing kernels can save this tablet from IO headache
    (I hate mine)

    • Michael Reuter

      Couldn't agree more. If they could fix the IO/lag issue, I actually like this tablet quite a bit. It looks nice, the edges are a little sharp but other than that I like how it feels, the screen looks great, the dock is incredibly useful, and ASUS is great with getting newest Android versions out... but despite all of that I wouldn't recommend buying this because of how freaking laggy it is. The best rom (aka the one with the least lag) is actually just a stock CROMi rom and even at its best, it doesn't save this tablet from at times, severe lag (like 5 seconds of lag each time you touch the screen)

  • Owen Finn

    I have one of these, and while it does get a bit laggy at times, it's still one of the best tablets around at this price - add in the keyboard dock, and it is the best at the price.

  • biggerguysf

    I'm not sure there's a price point that can overcome how disappointing these tablets can become once pressed to do more than checking email.

  • p0k3y

    Not a good deal - you can get this pretty easy at 280 or less without rebate. Plus it's laggy as hell - even with the SD card hack. The only thing good made by Asus is the N7. Don't buy anything else Asus!