IFA 2013: ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T Tegra 4 Powered

Subject: General Tech, Mobile, Shows and Expos | September 4, 2013 - 11:34 AM |
Tagged: TF701T, ifa 2013, asus

Among the ASUS announcements is their new Transformer Pad TF701T. Being a Transformer Pad, the TF701T is an Android Tablet which can be used alone or docked in a keyboard for extra battery life and USB 3.0 support -- or, of course, for a keyboard. The touch display is IPS-based, 10.1", and with a native resolution of 2560x1600.

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The other raw specifications include:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40X quad-core SoC.
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • WiFi B/G/N (dual-band) with Miracast support
  • Bluetooth 3.0+EDR
  • Speaker with ASUS "SonicMaster" technology
  • 32GB and 64GB options
  • MicroSDXC port on tablet if you need more storage.
  • SDXC port on the dock if you need even more storage or, of course, to load pictures from a camera
  • USB 3.0 (on dock).
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack.

I find it somewhat interesting that ASUS listed the Tegra 4 "T40X". It seems odd to declare a specific model if, unless I completely missed something, Tegra 4 is not announced to be binned in to multiple SKUs. This might suggest Tegra 4 will have more options than simply, "Get Tegra 4 or wait for Tegra 4i with the built-in Icera modem". Then again, it could be another case of over-description. Either way, it is something we will watch closely and report further on.

Pricing and availability information has not yet been released.

Press release after the break.

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.

Source: ASUS
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