Asus is going to release in the US next month its Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 high-end Android tablet. One of the main selling point of this 10.1-inch device is its Full HD 1920×1080 Super IPS+ touchscreen with LED-backlit and 600-nit brightness. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. The new Transformer Pad, intended to deliver high performance, is equipped with the most powerful chip at the moment. The 3G+WiFi model is boosted by Qualcomm MSM 8260A Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, while the WiFi-only version sports NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 T33 quad-core 1.6GHz CPU. It has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage.
The Infinity TF700 has a 8 Megapixel auto focus camera with F/2.2 aperture, LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, and a 2 Megapixel front camera for video chat. It supports Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity and offers micro HDMI 1.4a output. There are built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster sound enhancement and a microSD card slot. Its battery allows up to 9.5 hours of use.
Asus will also release the multi-functional Mobile Dock to add a keyboard and multitouch touchpad to the TF700. It also adds a SD card reader and a USB port. The dock is also an external battery for the tablet, adding 5 hours of battery life. According to Asus, Infinity’s mobile dock will work with Transformer Prime (but Prime’s dock is not compatible with Infinity).
The Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Polaris Office pre-loaded. It comes in Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold colors. The price will be $499 for 32GB and $599 for 64GB model, and the dock will be available separately for $149.