Happen to be looking for an ASUS Transformer Pad TF700KL with 4G LTE? Well, Vodafone has a press release claiming that such a tablet is heading into the depths of Germany. A Transformer Pad TF700 with 4G LTE connectivity sounds really awesome, but from the price tag that is being proposed, I doubt we’ll see a whole lot of purchases. This new LTE Transformer will be launching in Germany first and then will begin to launch in other Vodafone stores across Europe, except for Italy. Italy hasn’t upgraded their network infrastructures to support LTE connectivity, so you guys will be stuck with the Wi-Fi version, for now at the very least.
Unlike the previous versions of the Transformer Pad TF700, the TF700KL will be boasting of a more power efficient dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor set at 1.5GHz as opposed to Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 1.6GHz processor. This switch seems like it was most likely picked due to how demanding the battery life is with LTE connectivity. The display is going to be covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 (which is becoming the standard, so it should be not surprise) which is going to allow the tablet to be a whole lot thinner. It’ll still support the beautiful 1920 x 180 HD resolution display though. It’s other hardware specifications remain very identical such as the 1GB’s of RAM, storage options for 16GB’s, 32GB’s or 64GB’s. Then, as the custom for most Android tablets, you have the expandable microSD card slot that will allow you to add another extra 32GB’s of storage.
Earlier I said that this bad boy has quite a price tag. This top of the line TF700KL 64GB model will be priced fairly heavily sitting at 819 euros which is the equivalent of $1025 USD for non subsidized customers. Or, if you so wish for a cheaper version but want to get on a contract, it’s going to cost you a good 169 euros which again, is the equivalent of $211 USD. The contract isn’t so bad, but you may just end up shelling out more cash than you would on the basis of paying full price. Not only that, but we’ll definitely be seeing better tablets from ASUS as time moves along. That said, if you already have something in the Transformer lineup, I’d suggest waiting to see what they have up their sleeves for the rest of the year or even in early 2013. It’d also be nice to get something that will have Android 4.2 or 5.0 on it when it’s announced.
Of course, if you do end up getting the ASUS Transformer Pad TF700KL, please let us know in the comments below as to what you think about this new bad boy. And also, we’d like to see what your preferences are. Would you prefer a Wi-Fi version of the tablet or 4G LTE connectivity? I personally would choose Wi-Fi as I already have 4G LTE on my smartphone and I personally don’t need it on my tablet as I usually do stuff over Wi-Fi and mainly offline as there isn’t always a need to be connected with that sort of device.
source: Talk Android