ASUS has announced the latest edition to their successful line of Android tablet/laptops, the Transformer Pad TF701T, which its 10.1″ detachable screen boasting a formidable 2560 x 1600 pixel display.
Inside beats a beefy, high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, while the keyboard dock comes with USB 3.0 and a built-in battery that can extend the Pad’s battery life up to 17 hours.
Measuring just 8.9mm thick and weighing 585g, the Transformer retains the distinctive metallic build of its predecessors, and comes with a high-quality speaker running ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.
The IGZO-TFT display promises reduced energy consumption, a wide 178-degree viewing angle and a ‘very wide’ colour gamut, while the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU should keep this machine purring along like a cat floating in a vat of cream.
Miracast Wi-Fi video streaming lets the Transformer Pad mirror its display to a compatible HDTV, while a wired HDMI connection can also drive a 4K Ultra HD display for the high-res needy.
Our Transformer Prime is so good that it’s just about completely replaced our regular Windows ThinkPad laptop, but one thing we’ve never used is the onboard cameras.
However, if strutting around with a big tablet is how you like to take your pictures, the new Transformer has a front 1.2-megapixel camera and a rear 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting high res photos and simultaneous 1080p Full HD video.
Asus is yet to finalise pricing and availability for the new Transformer which will be available in 32GB/64GB configurations.