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Asus Quad-Core Tab + Laptop $799

Asus Quad-Core Tab + Laptop $799

Transformer Pad is more than just a tablet – it’s also an Android laptop.

Asus’ new Transformer Pad TF701T, is a 10.1-inch Android tablet with 2560 x 1600 IPS display and quad core processor.

The PC brand has done well on its Transformer line which have mobile docks allowing it be a dual tablet and laptop device. The dock also has full-size keyboard with a large touchpad and Microsoft Office-compatible Polaris Office suite is pre-installed.

The new Transformer Pad has plenty of grunt with high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU. 

The dock features a USB 3.0 port, built-in battery, and SDXC card slot, on top of the tablet’s own slot.

It is 8.9mm thick and weighs 585g for the tablet while the dock weighs 570g. It cost $799 at ASUS resellers and selected Harvey Norman stores from next week. 

The 10″ Android running Jelly Bean 4.2 also has ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, 17-hours battery life when docked ( 13 without), front 1.2-mp camera and a 5-mp on the rear ,both shooting 1080p Full HD video. 

The camera also has Zero shutter lag, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and intelligent face enhancement.

It also has Miracast Wi-Fi, so the Pad can mirror its display to a compatible HDTV. 


Processor NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40X quad-core

Operating system Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Display 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA, 300ppi)

LED-backlit with IPS with 10-point capacitive multi-touch

Memory & storage 2GB DDR3L RAM

64GB onboard storage with microSDXC (tablet) & SDXC (dock) slots

Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR

Connectivity Tablet: Micro-HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack

Dock: USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot

Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light, e-compass, gyroscope

Audio Tablet: Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone

Battery Tablet: 31Wh lithium polymer with up to 13 hours battery life 

Dock: 16Wh lithium polymer with up to 4 hours battery life

Size & weight Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g

Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g