Asus has recently announced and revealed (during the IFA 2013) the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T, successor to their Transformer Pad series Android notebook/tablet convertible. Not only does the device comes in a portable and compact design, but it’s also built with cutting edge features such as a 2560×1600 IPS display and is powered by the latest high-performance NIDIA Tegra 4 Quad-Core processor. Check out more details below, and watch the video preview of the TF701T below.
The new ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T features a 10.1-inch high-performance IPS display with IGZO-TFT technology, offering 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.
The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU, providing 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 TF701T 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 are always captured at the right moment, while HDR (High Dynamic Range) and intelligent face enhancement give great shots, every time.
The new ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T 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 Transformer Pad TF701T perfect for productivity apps and the Microsoft Office-compatible Polaris Office suite is supplied pre-installed.
The dock has a USB 3.0 port that adds support for the latest next-generation SuperSpeed storage devices, while its own built-in battery extends the Transformer Pad TF701T’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.
The new ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T also has an optional protective TransCover case with a durable synthetic screen cover and a hard shell rear. TransCore also has a folding cover that props up the screen at a comfortable angle for on-screen typing and watching the video.
Watch the hand-on video of the Transformer Pad TF701T below courtesy of AndroidCentral during IFA 2013.
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Hand-On Video
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Specifications
Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40X quad-core Display: 10.1-inch IPS IGZO-TFT display, 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA, 300ppi) LED-backlit, 10-point capacitive multi-touch Memory: 2GB DDR3L RAM Storage: 32GB/64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots Camera Rear: 5MP F/2.4 with auto focus & 1080p Full HD video recording Camera Front: 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording Wireless: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, Ports (tablet): Micro-HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack Ports (dock): USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot
Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass, gyroscope Audio (tablet only): Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone Battery (tablet): 31Wh lithium-polymer with up to 13 hours Battery (dock): 16Wh lithium-polymer with up to 4 hours Color: Dark gray Dimensions, weight (tablet): 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g Dimensions, weight (dock): 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g
Price and Release Date
The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T price is said to be around $399 for the tablet only, and $499 for the tablet with the mobile dock. Unfortunately, there is no exact release date yet as to when we can start ordering this device. But it is expected that the TF701T will hit shelves by late Q3 or early Q4 of 2013.
I’ll post an update when the Transformer TF701T is available to order online. This is one device that you wouldn’t want to miss, especially if you are an Android user.