Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 Now Available

Asus Transformer Infinity TF700

Asus’s new high resolution Transformer Infinity TF700 tablet has started showing up from various retailers, including Office Depot, B&H, TigerDirect, and Amazon.

There are four different variations available, with two color options, champagne and gray, and two memory options, 32GB and 64GB. The 32GB model sells for $499 and the 64GB costs $599.

And of course like Asus’s other Transformer tablets there’s also an optional keyboard dock available for an extra $149.

Some retailers are showing the Transformer Infinity as shipping now, while others show it as out-of-stock. And some have it listed as pre-order.

Amazon has one over-priced model shipping now and others listed as shipping in 1 to 2 months. But since its not a pre-order I’d assume that means they just haven’t gotten any delivered at their warehouse yet—I bet they ship by the end of this month (I ordered a 32GB Champagne model so I guess I’ll find out).

Here are the various listings at Amazon:

Keyboard Docks:

The Asus Transformer Infinity is a high-end Android tablet with a 10-inch ISP+ display and is among the first tablets to come with the higher resolution 1920 x 1200 screen. It runs Android 4.0, which likely be updated to 4.1 Jelly Bean soon, and is powered by a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 processor.

Other features include Bluetooth, mini HDMI port, front (2MP) and rear (8MP) facing cameras with rear LED flash, microSD card slot, a bunch of sensors, Gorilla Glass 2, and 9.5 hour battery life (14 hours with dock).

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5 Responses to “Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 Now Available”

  1. Nice but Way out of my price range- I mean waaayyy Out!!!!!

    • Yeah I hear you. I’m going to sell my original Transformer and a couple other gadgets to pay for it :).

    • The TF700 is supposed to be in direct competition with the iPad (hence the better quality build and higher price), but for some reason I think $499 goes a lot farther with the iPad than it would with any Android tablet. This model looks promising though. It seems that they learned their lessons from the Transformer Prime. If Asus can build stable, finely-crafted, high-end devices, they might have a chance at edging into Apple’s market. They are already recognized as the most promising Android brand, now they just need to deliver and avoid the massive dump of bad publicity that the Prime earned them (especially complaints of piss-poor customer support). We will see how this goes.

  2. This looks like a comparable deal for the money compared to Apple, plus if you get the dock in addition to the keyboard you get a memory card slot for added memory. While there is 18 percent difference in resolution, it’s going to be hard to see to the naked eye. Both screens are going to be major “eye candy” and watching video should be amazing.

    If you want to be able to control your computing experience, you’ll probably go the Android route. If not then you’ll head to Apple.

  3. I’m hoping the Nexus 7 will also be “eye candy,” but early reviews cite washed out colors.