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.
- 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.