Asus on Wednesday announced a variety of Android devices including a new 10.1-inch tablet, the Transformer Pad TF701T, just as expected.
We’re looking at a Tegra 4-based device that also happens to pack an impressive 2560 x 1600 IPS display – the full specs sheet is available below.
Furthermore, the tablet is just 8.9mm thick and weighs 585 grams. As expected, the new Transformer Pad will have its own Mobile Dock keyboard accessory, which will also offer users USB 3.0 connectivity.
Unfortunately, Asus did not mention when the new Transformer Pad TF701T tablet will be launched, but the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device will be available at some point in the third quarter of the year, therefore later this month.
Without the Mobile Dock, the tablet will cost $399, while the bundle will retail for $499.
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.
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
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.
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How about a Buy Back Plan? People who have bought TF700 replace that with TF701T with $100 or $150.
Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.2, crud, was hoping for Bluetooth LE and 4.3.
399.99 is a great price for a tegra 4 and 32gb! Can’t wait to pick this up!
Yes, I agree a buy back or upgrade program would be nice.
“[table “33” not found /]” I see these often, but I’m saying now because I’m missing some serious info here :O
No GPS???? Must not be a complete list of specs… Or maybe they don’t want to promise it since they have so many issues with it, lol.
Why the heck would you need GPS on 10in tablet?
GPS is one of the main reasons I have for owning a 10in tablet. I use it mounted to the dash on a swing arm as a fully functional info center. I use it constantly.
Impressive, may I see a photo of this setup?
Not of mine but if you look on Amazon there are many different arms, some cup holder mount and others dash mount. Works fine as you can use gps and look online for stores etc if you don’t know the area.
I’m just curious as I’d struggle to mount a 10 incher on my dashboard.
shutup and take my money? :O
Why only 32 GB? And why the downgrade on the cameras? I really use my 64GB and the cameras on my TF700.
Nope. Won’t buy another Asus product only to see them abandon it,
I want one.
we want AndroBench before buying any Asus product!
I wonder whether it has the issue from TF-700 with slow cache memory, making TF-700 unusable
would be awesome if this was built with a screen that stayed attached and some half decent quality control.