New Asus Transformer Pad TF701T comes with Tegra 4 and ultra high-res display
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 04, 2013, 10:30 AM
Asus just made its New Asus Transformer Pad TF701T official, the first slate announced with a 1.9 GHz Tegra 4 processor. It is touted it as the world's fastest quad-core Cortex-A15 processor with 72-core GPU. In addition, you get 2 GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots.
A 10.1" 2560x1600 pixels WQXGA IGZO IPS-LCD display is what you'll find on the tablet, like on the Google Nexus 10, making it only the second tablet panel with this incredibly high resolution. A 5 MP camera on the back of the metallic finish display part rounds up the great offering with 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm dimensions and just 585g of weight, despite the metallic chassis.
There's the obligatory keyboard dock we are used to associate with the Transformer series of Asus, with a fast USB 3.0 port this time, and the powerful processor allows for a cool 4K video output via the HDMI port. An Asus rep has spilled the beans on pricing, saying that the tablet will cost around $399 on itself, while the docked combo will run you $499, which we have to see to believe when the new Transformer Pad TF701T launches in Q3.
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. SPECIFICATIONS 1 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 & storage 2GB DDR3L RAM 32GB/64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots Cameras 5MP F/2.4 rear camera with auto focus & 1080p Full HD video recording 1.2MP front camera with 720p HD video recording Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR Connectivity Tablet: 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 life2 Dock: 16Wh lithium polymer with up to 4 hours battery life2 Color Dark gray Size & weight Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g
1 Specifications and product availability are subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. 2 Battery life measured with 720p HD video playback, 100 nits brightness and default volume with headphones.
This is what I love about Asus. Top of the line specs with very affordable prices. The only downside is when they cut corners, like what they did with the previous TF700. Great all-around specs at the time hampered by slow nand, making the tablet's performance frustrating at times.
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