ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity starts to hit US retailers a few days early


ASUS has been making rounds across the US, nearly selling out all its Nexus 7 devices on day 1. Those that want a top-of-the-line device have been waiting around for a certain other tablet, though – the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. If you consider yourself one of these patient tablet fans, you are probably biting your nails by now. The tablet is set for release come July 16th (this Monday). But what is even more exciting is to see the tablet showing up in third-party retailer sites.

Office depot happens to be the among the first, offering the tablet for $499.99 and now displaying it in stock. We are sure this bad boy will not sell out as quick as the popular Nexus 7, but it will definitely have some good demand. Office Depot is limiting customers to two devices per customer. Something that probably won’t be an issue for most of us, but some of you might want to get one for each family member.

If you need a refresher, the tablet comes with a Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.0. You may not get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, but ASUS is known to be very efficient in keeping its devices up-to-date. We expect Jelly Bean to hit the TF700T rather soon. But if you need a little extra incentive in the meantime, do remember this bad boy sports a stunning 10.1-inch 1920x1200p IPS+ display (which happens to be the tablet’s main highlight).

If you are in a rush to get your Transformer Pad Infinity secured, you might as well go with Office Depot now. Or you could take a bit of a risk and see if it is in stock at your local stores this Monday. What do you say?

[Via: Engadget]

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  • http://twitter.com/Bear217 Bear

    @#% YES!!! I almost went and got a nexus 7 because I was getting so impatient. Only the selling out prevented me from walking away with one of them. Glad it did now because I wanted a larger screen anyways.

    • atg284

      10 in is the sweet spot for me..7 in would be good on the go but 10 is where its at!

  • Marsg

    wait why does it list the T30 as the chip in the Infinity on the description shouldnt it be the T33 >.>

  • Techishere

    Looks like it will most likely be worth the cash… though iPad mini on the way..

  • SkeetSkeet88

    I don’t think these high priced tablets will sell like they used to. The budget tablets are becoming the tablet of choice for the majority of users…

    • samagon

      heh, when you compare this @32GB to a ipad @32GB, this is budget…

      besides, the budget android tablets are all 7″. my phone is close enough to 7″ I enjoy and prefer my tablet to be 10″…

  • Daniel

    What’s the difference between this and the Asus transformer prime?

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Pretty much screen resolution and (hopefully) fixed connection issues.

      • Marsg

        Actually the CPU got a big upgrade also, it outscores the exynos on most benchmarks. like on JavaScript it scores 1100-1200(On JB it will hit triple digits) , on Antutu it scores 13,000-14,000, on Quadrant around 5500.

    • Marsg

      screen resolution , better CPU/GPU, slightly better main camera, better front cam at 2 mp

  • famished

    Why is the font so pixelated on Phandroid articles now?

  • KillerG

    I just want them to release this thing already…it’s been really annoying how this tablet has had almost no news surrounding it.

  • Ariyan Haghgoo

    when will it comes to UK?

  • TheJunkie

    Is the GPS problem fixed in this version?

  • lala318

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  • Jay Sullivan

    My TF700T just shipped from Newegg. I got notice they were in stock earlier today.