Asus seems to be leaning towards making high end tablets for individuals with extra-ordinary processing needs evidenced by the company’s recent launch of Memo Pad 8 and Memo Pad 10 tablets and the upcoming Android tablet in the Transformer family. Asus, it is now confirmed, is going to release a new tablet powered by NVIDIA’s high powered Tegra 4 SoC.
The latest offering, ASUS Transformer pad TF701T packs quite a lot of power under the hood and seems to have been designed to fix all and any complaints that customers had with its predecessors and especially the Transformer 700.
Processor: 1.9 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor with a 72 Core GeForce GPU
Display: 10.1 inch Full HD 2560 x 1600 IPS LCD Panel (~300 ppi display density)
Memory: 2 GB RAM and a choice of 32 or 64 GB onboard eMMC Storage with MicroSD/SDHC expansion slot (up to 128 GB)
Cameras: 5 megapixels rear, 1.2 megapixels front cameras
Others: Full Sized SD Card slot, Full Sized USB 3.0 Port, extra battery, Miracast Wireless Display Support and 4K Mini HDMI Out and (optional) Keyboard Dock ads.
If you are thinking of buying the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T, you deserve to know that ASUS, for some strange reason, has decided to sell the keyboard dock as a separate accessory with hybrid Android tablets but comes included with the Windows 8 Transformer tablets.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T will be released on Monday next week but it is expected to hit the shelves soon after that for a price tag of $600. If you wish to get the dock too as an optional accessory, you will probably have to churn out between $100 and $150 – quite steep indeed.