04
Sep
TF701T

ASUS gave us an early look at the Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T back at Computex, but now the device has been announced again in a bit more detail. The TF701T will be the Tegra 4-powered successor to the original Infinity. It bumps all the specs to fit nicely into the top tier of Android slates.

TF701T

The specs and design are locked down now, so here's what ASUS has in store for tablet buyers:

  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40X quad-core
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA, 300ppi)
  • LED-backlit with IPS with 10-point capacitive multi-touch
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots
  • Cameras: 5MP F/2.4 rear camera, 1.2MP front camera with 720p HD video recording
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
  • Connectivity: Micro-HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack – Dock: USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass, gyroscope
  • Audio Tablet: Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone
  • Battery Tablet: 31Wh lithium polymer with up to 13 hours battery life – Dock: 16Wh lithium polymer with up to 4 hours battery life
  • Color: Dark gray
  • Size & weight – Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g – Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g

ASUS says the Transformer Pad Infinity TF701T will get a combined 17 hours of battery life when plugged into the dock, so it could last through two full work days. The high resolution screen means you might actually want to stare at if for that long, too. ASUS will also be making a case called the TransCover available for the new Infinity. It will be clear and have a built-in stand.

There are still no details on pricing or release date, but it seems likely the device will hit retail later this year. Full PR is below.

ASUS Announces Transformer Pad TF701T with 2560 x 1600 Display

High-performance Android tablet features a stunning 10.1-inch IPS ultra-high resolution display and a NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor for incredible performance

Berlin, Germany (4th September, 2013)ASUS today announced the new Transformer Pad TF701T, a 10.1-inch Android tablet with a stunning 2560 x 1600 IPS display, the latest high-performance NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 quad-core processor and a lightweight Mobile Dock with USB 3.0.

The new ASUS Transformer Pad is perfect for on-the-go entertainment, thanks to a durable metallic design that’s just 8.9mm thick and weighs 585g. A high-quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology gives loud, clear sound for music, movies and games, while the 17-hour battery life when docked means the new ASUS Transformer Pad lasts for two full working days between charges.

 

The tablet for vivid 2560 x 1600 entertainment

The new ASUS Transformer Pad features a 10.1-inch high-performance IGZO-TFT display with reduced energy consumption and a very wide color gamut. The 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution gives an extraordinarily sharp image, while IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology ensures accurate color reproduction, wide 178-degree viewing angles and excellent daylight visibility.

Powered by an NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU, the new ASUS Transformer Pad gives a great entertainment experience with HD movies and the latest Android games. Miracast Wi-Fi video streaming means the new ASUS Transformer Pad can mirror its display to a compatible HDTV for big-screen entertainment without cables, while a wired HDMI connection can drive a 4K Ultra HD display for truly immersive enjoyment.

The new ASUS Transformer Pad also features a front 1.2-megapixel camera for crystal-clear video chat and a rear 5-megapixel camera that captures full-resolution photos while shooting simultaneous 1080p Full HD video. Zero shutter lag means photos capture at the right moment, while HDR (High Dynamic Range) and intelligent face enhancement gives great shots, every time.

Mobile Dock for additional productivity

The new ASUS Transformer Pad is more than just a high-performance tablet — it’s also an extremely capable Android laptop, thanks to its Mobile Dock. The dock’s full-size keyboard with a large multi-touch touchpad makes the new ASUS Transformer Pad perfect for productivity apps and the Microsoft Office-compatible Polaris Office suite is supplied pre-installed.

The dock also features a USB 3.0 port that adds support for the latest next-generation SuperSpeed storage devices, while its own built-in battery extends the new ASUS Transformer Pad’s battery life from 13 to 17 hours. The dock also features an SDXC card slot that complements the tablet’s own microSDXC card slot.

Stylish and practical TransCover protection

The new ASUS Transformer Pad also has an optional protective TransCover case with a durable synthetic screen cover and a hard shell rear. TransCover also has a folding cover that props up the screen at a comfortable angle for on-screen typing and watching video.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Di Lu

    What if this is the base for the new Nexus 10?

    • QwietStorm

      That would work for me either way. I love Asus.

    • Tomen8r

      Good call!

    • D. Sharer

      If Samsung makes the N10 again I can guarantee it wont make its way inside. Cant remember what the rumors are on the expected manufacturer of the next N10 though

      • Di Lu

        The Rumor is now ASUS, the Samsung rumors turns out to be a misquote by the writer.

  • Russell McCormack

    If it doesn't fix the I/O bottleneck, then it's still worthless.

    • Chiggles

      Agreed. Mine is liveable ATM because I did a factory reset, but since the first update out of the box it has been laggy. It still isn't perfect.

    • Elislurry

      Yeah I bought the original Infinity day one and sold it 4 months later cause I couldnt deal with the garbage I/O speeds. Will be waiting to hear the speeds or for a user review.

      • Collin dubya

        you guys are judging a tablet that isn't even out yet, the tegra 4 is a beast..

        • Elislurry

          You could put 3 Tegra 4's in it, and it wouldn't mean squat if the slow I/O issues havn't been addressed.

          • Collin dubya

            Call me an optomist, but asus has been killing it this year.. this is definetly my new tablet..

          • Elislurry

            I have owned every Android Asus tablet since the original Transformer and every once since that one has had I/O issues so I think I have a right to be skeptical. I will buy the new tablet day one if they can prove they have fixed the issues but so far it seems like they don't give a crap.

      • sggodsell

        The previous infinity was using a tegra 3 verses a tetra 4.

        • Elislurry

          Ummm yeah, we are all aware of that. That has absolutely nothing to do with the I/O speeds, its separate hardware.

  • Fakhruddin Fakhrul

    laggy for a lil bit from previous one

  • Cherokee4Life

    This just seems lazy to me. It looks identical to my TF700t sitting next to me. I get if its not broke don't fix it... but at least change something up besides the insides. At least 2 speakers, or speakers on the front. If I could change anything cosmetically with my TF700t it would be the speaker(s) placement.

    • Chiggles

      They are so damn quiet also.

      • Cherokee4Life

        very true. Also the colors are stupid if you ask me. I don't care what they say the "grey" is purple on mine. Don't call it grey if it's not.

        • Elislurry

          If you check out the pic the color is actually grey this time and its a little more squared off on the edges.

          • Cherokee4Life

            To me the bezel on the new one looks bigger, and there is only 1 "hole" on the top bezel for the camera where the tf700t has 2.
            And on the back where the plastic top is for the radios is smaller on this new one, and I don't see a flash hole either

          • Elislurry

            Yeah it does make it look thicker but that may just be cause its not tapered like the previous one. Weird, I dont see a flash either, not that I ever used the camera once on my old one....

          • Cherokee4Life

            haha the only time the camera ever got used on my old one is when my 6 year old got a hold of my tablet!

        • Chiggles

          Didn't they call it "Amethyst Grey" last time; amethyst being a purple colour...

  • Ivan Myring

    I think I'll get that for xmas

  • jmw

    Damn it HP, why won't you release it tomorrow? HP Slatebook x2, you're mine.

    • Collin dubya

      From the reviews i've seen that tablet sadly has a terrible display, has a yellow tinge to all whites.. really really bad.

    • corb06

      Yeah the Slatebook is big NO-NO! Even the old TF700T beats the Slatebook.

  • csgabor

    I'd consider upgrading my Prime to this if the initial user reviews were positives and there was an unlock method not involving a central server. My Prime starts to get useless thanks to a botched up RMA (I can't unlock it anymore since then).

  • Kenton Douglas

    If the rumours (of a change from Samsung to Asus) are correct the tablet part is the basis of the new Nexus 10

    • Matthew Fry

      I hope not. Front speakers are nice on the current Nexus 10.

  • Matthew Fry

    31 Wh = 6200 mA. That's a bit small.

  • SYO

    Why are the speakers still at the most awful place imaginable..

  • remister

    I guess it Nexus 10 V2 for me. I guess Asus and Nvidia has a great partnership.

  • mark diterlizzi

    I have the Prime,never again will an Asus product enter my house.A virtual lagfest.

  • Rehan Ahmed

    Unless it's some super-cheap tablet like the Nexus 7, the tablet market has gone pretty stale especially for 10 inch tablets. It's all the same thing, internal upgrades again and again!

  • corb06

    I have the first infinity and man its so laggy I couldn't not use it at all. Downloading didn't work, surfing Web was slow. Shit it was a 700 dollar waste of tech. I had to unlock it, root it and install cromi-x rom on it to make it usable. Now I get through the day and Asus is on my warning list. Not giving my money away very quickly again. Let's hope they learned from their mistakes.

    • Collin dubya

      you won't have to worry about that, the last one had ICS with less ram and an much older processor

      the sweet spot for jellybean is quadcore with 2gb ram, this has a tegra 4.. it's gonna be smooth as butter!

      • Collin dubya

        it's more powerful than the new nexus 7 and that tablet is insanely snappy.

  • p0k3y

    Nothing made by Asus except Nexus is allowed in this household also. Cheap/terrible components = lag

    • Collin dubya

      it's not about asus's software, it's about the guts, any savvy android user will be rooting this as soon as they get it and putting a slamming custom rom on there that is based on stock android.

      • p0k3y

        I installed all sorts of custom roms on TF201 and 700, including Data2SD, where the system is forced to run of a fast class-10 Sandisk MicroSD. None of them really fixed the lag issue, even though Data2SD greatly helped. It might have been Android 4.1 also, but Asus's design is really questionable. Never had the same issue with the Samsung tabs, even though they look weaker on paper.

        Anyway, count me out on this. Good luck to anyone who gets this device!

        • Collin dubya

          any tablet that had ICS had lag man, with these specs plus jelly bean it's gonna be smooth, you'll miss out if you expecting any next gen tablets to share anything with the last gen pre jelly bean.

  • dextersgenius

    Does anyone know of a remote desktop app which can mount a local drive to remote computer? Im torn between buying this or a Haswell ultrabook.

  • Mario Rodriguez

    Does it have GPS? Not that I use it on a tablet. What about a auto bright feature? I'm interested in it if Asus got off their cans and fixed the cheap nand. Why such a small battery for such a large screen? Real disappointed that it doesn't have stereo front facing speakers. I can easily do without GPS but i will not purchase a fast SD card again to fix what should not be broken. Decisions, Decisions.

  • sachin goral

    Still the best 10 inch tab in terms of specifications

  • Armus

    I like mine but it has a little lag sometimes. I'm not impressed with the new version and think the 700 is still the best on the market. I might give the note 10.1 second place

    I mean come on, a downgraded camera! No flash! What were they thinking

    • Nick

      um... they were thinking that customers wont need to take pictures with a freaking talet? also, megapixels dont matter as much as the resolution of the pictures taken.

  • silakka

    Will they do LTE or 3g version too?

  • sggodsell

    Why can't these android manufacturers use more than 2gb of ram in these tablets. Especially since any A15 cpu is capable of supporting hardware virtualization. So with say 3gb at least, then I could run both android and Linux simultaneously without any speed loss. I could run eclipse and do android or linux programming on this thing. With more ram it would be even faster.