The TF300 Transformer Prime was the state-of-the-art flagship model from ASUS, but it had some GPS problems which hindered popularity.
This new offering from ASUS provides a higher resolution 10-inch screen, running at a 1920×1200, and a much improved GPS signal.
It has been a long while since the TF700 was promised at the CES, now finally it’s being released, mid-July in the US.
The only noticeable difference on the exterior of this new model, is a strip of plastic stretching across the top, on the back of the pad, one would assume this is how they went about improving signal reception.
On the bottom of the TF700, there are three connectors for the optional keyboard / track pad dock. The left side of the unit features a micro-HDMI socket, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot.
The top of the tablet is home to the power / lock button and a volume rocker. There is an 8-Megapixel, f/2.2 camera on the back, as used on their TF300 Transformer. This new model comes with an LED flash.
The front web cam has had an upgrade; it’s now a 2MP affair, the predecessor used a 1.2MP sensor.
The screen looks a great deal sharper, with an upgrade from 1280×800 to 1920×1200 resolution. The viewing angles are pretty good, you can even see the screen clearly when it’s flat on the table in front of you.
The pad offers Super IPS+ mode; this bumps up the brightness, and is perfect for using the tablet in bright sunshine.
The ASUS TF700 is empowered with SonicMaster audio, as are other ASUS pads; making them pretty loud with mediocre quality, in my opinion.
The 19Wh battery is impressive, running for up to nine and a half hours, this is longer than most other 10-inch tablets on the market.
The keyboard dock offers the same features as the previous versions, these include a 16.5Wh battery, bumping up the run time form 9.5 to 14 hours, which comes in handy when traveling. The dock also incorporates a SD card slot and a full USB 2.0 port.
Software wise; the TF700 will ship with the Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0.3) of Android.
The ASUS TF700 will hit stores in the US sometime in July, the starting price will be $499 for the 32GB version, and $599 for the 64GB model. The dock is sold separately, and will set you back $149.
Here we have a video preview from ASUS: