Office Depot website shows Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 in stock for $499.99

Office Depot website shows Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 in stock for $499.99
Last month, we told you that Best Buy's website had listed the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 for $599.99. That turned out to be a false alarm and Best Buy eventually removed the page from its site. Now, it is Office Depot's turn to list the device and the office products retailer's website shows the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700 as being in stock. The price shown is $499.99 which makes it a higher-end device than the manufacturer's most recently produced tablet, the Google Nexus 7. There are two variants of the tablet, one with LTE connectivity and the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 processor under the hood. The other is a Wi-Fi only model powered by the quad-core Tegra 3. The model listed by Office Depot is the Tegra 3, Wi-Fi only variant.

Asus has developed a loyal fan base that consider its Android based "Transformer" series of tablets to be the best available and many have patiently waited for the launch of the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Besides the quad-core processor, this particular version features a 10.1 inch  Super IPS+ LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 and pixel density of 224ppi. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. 1GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage are included. Only .3 inches thick, the Transformer Pad Infinity offers a new 8MP camera on back that captures video at 1080p. A 2MP front facing camera takes self portraits and enables video chat. Android 4.0 is installed. As usual with the Asus Transformer tablets, an optional QWERTY keyboard dock is available for an extra-cost.

Hopefully this is the real thing this time. Office Depot is limiting online orders to just 2 per customer and will ship it to you for free. 

source: OfficeDepot via AndroidAuthority

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9 Comments

1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Does Gorilla Glass 2 come with an oleophobic coating? I predict mine's gonna get sticky.

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

well its a good thing i wasnt drinking something... else id need a new laptop! /funnys**t That being said however, I have oily ass hands and besides spending loads on wipes, I can only wish for an oil resistant coating... (none I have tried have worked at all... I leave a perfect fingerprint behind even after an alcholo wash to dry out my hands...) bleh, off to drink... its that kind of a weekend/night

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

with or without, just buy anti-finger print screen protector. That will do the work. That's if there's available for TF700.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Newegg sent me an email about it being in stock as well, though I think at $386 the 10.1 inch plastic model is pretty nice. There's no reason to get the Prime at around $479. Champagne one is already out of stock, as is the 64GB model.

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

As of now all are out of stock.

4. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Great tablet but I think it would have been a bit better if they would have upped the RAM to 2GB for futureproofing purposes.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think it would have been a bit better if they were more realistic and priced these correctly, maybe around $299 price point. If you want to move millions that is. At the current price, how many do they really want to sell, Once the fan base is exhausted? To close in price with the current iPad.

7. ian132

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

It's 100 dollars cheaper than the iPad with 32gb. It also is unique in the fact that it has an optional keyboard dock accessory. Oh and Asus does sell a lot of tablets they're the fourth top seller of tablets. It will sell because it is just as good or better than the iPad so android users will flock to it. Oh and again its 100 dollars cheaper. Also the 16gb ipad doesnt have enough storage for even a moderate user because of retina optimized apps.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well if you consider the number 4th spot and selling 140k devices a success. http://www.neowin.net/news/report-only-12-million-non-ipad-tablets-sold-in-2011-in-us

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