CNET First Look
The Asus Transformer TF701T blazes an impressive performance trailHousing a 1.9GHz Nvidia Tegra 4, the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T brings new meaning to silky smooth
Hey guys, this is Eric Franklin from CNET.com and today I'm taking a first look at the tablet I've been pretty excited about from-- for quite some time. It's the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF701. This is the fully upgraded version of the Transformer Pad as Asus's premiere Android tablet. When I say fully upgraded, Asus really went to town on the specs on this thing. It has a 1.9 gigahertz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with a 2560x1600 resolution screen. There's also 2 gigabytes of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, a microHDMI port, microSD, a 5 megapixel back camera and a 1.2 megapixel front camera. On the keyboard dock, there's this USB 3.0 port, there's a full-size SD port right here and there's a full-size battery in the keyboard dock as well as one in the tablet portion of the device. Performance is smooth. The 2560x1600 screen is really, really sharp. As you can see here text is really sharp especially like that Asus included their super IPS mode, so the screen gets really, really bright. There's one thing I'm disappointed with is the overall build quality of the new Infinity. It doesn't have that aluminum metal feel. It's more plasticky. It's also a little bit thicker. It's probably a little bit heavier than the last generation Infinity. I guess Asus felt they had to sacrifice somewhere with all these world beating high end specs in there. They had to sacrifice on something in order to get the price right. And speaking of price, Asus tells me they're thinking somewhere between $400 and $500. That doesn't nearly narrow it down, but they just haven't decided yet. As far as release date, we're looking at somewhere around November of 2013. Once again, I'm Eric Franklin and this has been a first look at the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF701.