ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T now available – Tegra 4 processor, 2560×1600 display, 2GB DDR3 RAM


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During IFA 2013, ASUS announced a plethora of goods soon to be released unto the world. One of those special gadgets was their refreshed Transformer Pad convertible tablet. Last year we had the TF700T, and now comes the newly upgraded ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T.

The TF701T features all the top-of-the-line specs you’d expect from of a high-end Android tablet. ASUS has upgraded the screen resolution and processor to better compete in today’s market. Here’s the quick bullet list:

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T 2560×1600

  • 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 WQXGA IPS display
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor
  • 2GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 5MP/1.2MP cameras
  • Micro SD slot
  • Micro HDMI port
  • Miracast Wireless Display support
  • Optional keyboard dock w/battery and full-sized USB 3.0 port



According to ASUS you can get up to 17 hours of battery life using the combo, or a respectable 13 without. This all new Transformer Pad already went up for pre-order a few days ago, but today it’s finally become available on Amazon via EXCaliber PC, albeit at a $50 premium.

Regularly, the Transformer Pad TF70T retails for $450 with Prime 2-day shipping, but it appears to have sold out. If you were looking to pick one up, direct links to the tab and optional $140 keyboard dock provided below.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T $500 (EXCaliberPC)

TF701T Keyboard Dock $140

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. can anyone confirm the kernel version this ships with?

    1. orville redenbacher

  2. So.. what you’re looking at here is basically the New Nexus 10, but with a card slot, right?

    1. Yep, it’s exactly the same as a device that doesn’t exist yet that has unknown specs.

  3. Holy battery life, Batman!

  4. I’d hold off until people see how the I/O on these tablets are. Memory I/O has been Asus tablets’ Achilles heel for years. Also, their warranty department is garbage. My experience with my Transformer Infinity really soured me on the company.

    1. I have the Prime, and the only reason I’m considering this is that it should still work with my dock, and Asus has one last shot before I write them off.

    2. I don’t trust Asus tablets anymore. Not after my TF201 was a complete piece of laggy crap.

    3. I had the same issues with my TF300 but I was quite surprised when I tried my sister’s MeMo Pad 301 which has no I/O issues. The most recent update to mine helped tremendously but it’s still crap when trying to do anything while downloading from Play.

    4. That, and their Quality Control is pretty bad.

    5. I have a prime, it definitely has more lag than it should but I don’t think it’s as bad as you here are making it out to be. I’ve had mine since it first came out and its generally been a pretty good tablet. Not 5 stars but not 2 either.

    6. Like many others here, I have a Prime and the I/O issues are terrible to say the least. I think most people agree with you there. However, I had a screen issue, sent it into the warranty department and had it repaired with no questions asked. The whole experience was painless other than the wait to get my tablet back. I agree that everyone should sit back, breath and see if the I/O was resolved. If not, there are plenty of other tablets to use.

    7. So it was an issue of memory trim, which has been fixed in android 4.3. If you have root access on your prime, there are a few memory from utilities on the play store

    8. same here. I just sold TF700, because I couldn’t stand this IO lag. I need someone to confirm that TF701 doesn’t have this issue.
      What’s interesting – I had TF201 and it was damn fast, no lag, no problems. When I read about lag on TF201 I’m confused – what’s the relation here. Luck?

      1. Read the CNET review seemed to indicate that there is no more I/O lag

    9. I concur with the statement concerning ASUS’ support; I am currently still trying to find out the status of my TF201 repair and trying to get information is like pulling teeth. I like ASUS I really do (love my Google Nexus 7 2013), but I too am considering going a different route for my next 10″ tablet. My next tablet will more than likely be another Google Nexus 10″ (when the new one is released) or the Samsung Galaxy Tab Note (that has surpassed the iPad on JD Powers list).

    10. There are many benchmarks about the I/O that I’ve seen and it’s much better than the TF700 (i.e. it is normal/fast). Also I have the tablet myself and it is nice and fast. Haven’t experienced any issues yet.

  5. Looks good but the Surface RT is only $349 and has Office to make good use of that keyboard.

    1. Do you mean the Asus t100? That thing runs full windows 8.1 not windows RT

  6. Want this one badly but for $500.. hmm……… decision decision!!

  7. CNet reviewed this and make it short they did not care for the build feel but it was fast and responsive and did some really cool gaming. Its looks like a great tablet for the $ especially the monitor spec and its ability to output 4K HD.. How wild.. Makes me want one

  8. I bought the TF700T last year as WiFi only Full HD 1080p tablet. I loved it so far. Only broke little plastic bits on the keyboard sides, when it fall twice on the floor, while assembled…, but it did not really brake and still works fine. It benefitted many firmware up-dates that worked fine. I loved it’s physical Keyboard docking, its huge battery, plus the add-on battery in the keyboard.

    Thinking about replacing it next year, I think I won’t take this TF701T. I’m still OK with 1080p Tablets. No issue to take WQXGA 2560 x 1600 if offered, but I would not pay more for this “interim” level (My next level of interest will be for 4K Tablets).

    But this time I will chase 3G & 4G-LTE SIM support, not proposed here, in addition to freshest WiFi and best 4C + graphics perfs at lowest consumption. Hence I’ll chase a Snapdragon 800 or > new tablet with 3G/4G-LTE SIM, as for my new Sony Xperia Z1 phone.

    Reason is my new 4G Subscription in France, comes with 3 x SIMs as std, one with unique voice callin number and datas, the other 2 being “datas only” and sharing same 5GB data monthly Fair Use (on unlimited data plan). So no 2nd subscrition is required any more for my tablet, nor a future watch or glasses may be…. Hence 3G/4G-LTE SIM is needed on tablets too now.
    Still I’ll appreciate a removable hard keyboard, with an extra battery embedded.

    So I hope ASUS will come out with a new TF702T by next summer, covering for this key missing. Or I won’t buy a 2nd Tablet next year and may extend current another year instead, waiting for next 4K Tablets, or I may not take an ASUS this time, despite I’m very satisfied of current one. We’ll see.

  9. I really enjoyed the TF700 (transformer infinity) when I got it. My only issue was the 1GB of ram was just too little. I want this tablet but it doesn’t have developer support on XDA devs yet. I’m too much of a root/custom rom kind of guy to jump on board without that.

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