We first saw during CES 2012 an early engineering sample of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, which is essentially a 1920×1200 screen upgrade of the much acclaimed Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF200 . Our counterparts at Chinese VR-Zone have put it through its paces to find out why it is probably the best convertible Android tablet around.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T is the direct successor of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. It is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 Full HD screen (yey 16:10) and a 1.6GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which also has a 12 core GPU (there is also a LTE SKU with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 dual core). It also comes with 1GB of DDR3L RAM and 32 or 64GB flash storage capacity.
For its chassis, ASUS retained the attractive spun aluminum shell with 3D coaxial hairline polish for the body. This time however, it uses plastic for its antenna housing in order to avoid interference with its WiFi and GPS functionality.
Obviously the main attraction of the Transformer series is the QWERTY keyboard dock companion which provides an additional battery, SD card reader and USB OTG port. The chiclet keyboard design itself is similar to its predecessors and offers common Android shortcuts and is comfortable for typists .
Built for road warriors, the TF700T will last an impressive 9.5 hours of continuous use and 14 hours when docked.
Lightweight and Fashionable
When docked, it looks like a small notebook computer
Although the entire setup is still fairly slim even when docked; it is still a wee bit thicker than most Ultrabooks
The power and sleep button is located on the upper side of the TF700T
The volume button is located on the left. However, without ridges or raised indications, locating it becomes a bit of a challenge
The bottom is brush metal finished with rubber feet