All week, Android Authority was live on-the-ground at Computex 2012 in Taipei, represented by our own editor-in-chief, Darcy Lacouvee. He’s got hands-on time with some amazing devices!
ASUS has slowly been cornering the Android tablet market with some amazing options such as the Transformer Prime and the Transformer Pad TF300. But ASUS has definitely saved the best for last, with the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T. First seen at CES 2012 back in January, the device has since undergone a name-change, with information on the device variants including a WiFi-only version, an HSPA+ version, and an LTE version.
As a recap, here are the specifications of the device:
As expected, the LTE specific model headed for the US market will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor because of the incompatibility issues between LTE radios and quad-core processors.
Below is a short video of Darcy’s hands-on experience with ASUS’ flagship tablet:
The device reviewed in the video is the WiFi-only version dubbed the Infinity TF700T. As you can see, the Nvidia Tegra 3-powered device is very smooth and fast, and the high-resolution IPS+ display immediately stands out. Another impressive specification is the battery life, giving you 9-10 hours in “tablet mode” and almost 14 hours when connected to the keyboard dock.
The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity has been making the rounds of trade-shows and electronics fairs for a while now, and hopefully the device will now be available soon.
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I hope that Asus will give the option of Android for all their Win8 RT tablets so we can pick the hardware we want and not be restricted by the OS.
This tablet with windows 8 and android for a sub $500 dollar price would be unreal! But something tells me that it won’t come that cheap
1. Does it support the 5GHz WiFi band?
2. Does the Bluetooth allow multiple connections (the low power 4.0 stuff)
9-10 hours display on wifi on?
battery size in dock?
thank you :)
How soon will the 4G/LTE version of the Infinity be in the US?
sorry for asking this question but i really don’t know what’s the difference between the “WiFi only” version and “WiFI + HSPA+”.
what is HSPA+ and do i really need it? how is it useful?
thanks for answering :D
HSPA+ is the 3G/4G version of the tablet. All it means is that it will have an addition to the hardware so you will have to pay a third party cellular carrier (AT&T or Verizon) for data and you can use it in areas where you will not have wi-fi available.
Verizon doesnt have HSPA+ Only Tmobile and ATT us that of the big 4.
This tablet is an overly discussed no show. Seriously whoever is in charge of marketing really blew it when they released next gen upcoming devices when the previous gen has not been released.
Where is the 3G version???