Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Gets Priced for UK Release
The Transformer Pad Infinity finally makes its way to the UK.
Asus last month revealed that its Transformer Pad Infinity tablet (TF700) would be headed to the United States the week of July 16, costing $499 for the 32 GB version and $599 for the 64 GB version. Now it looks like we're finally getting information on the UK release (which was originally scheduled for some time in April). According to Pocket-Lint, you'll be able to pick one up on Amazon UK come August 31 just as long as you're willing to fork out £599.99 for the 10.1-inch tablet.
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in February, Asus claims the TF700 is the world's first Full HD Android tablet, as it sports a Full HD 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display offers a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 178-degree viewing angle, and is backed by Nvidia's 1.6 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 T33 4-PLUS-1 SoC which also contains a 12-core GeForce GPU.
The tablet boasts a rear-facing 8MP camera with an F/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens, and back-illuminated CMOS sensor. It also supports touch-to-focus capabilities, shallow depth of field, low light noise reduction, a wide 75-degree angle of view (28-mm equivalent focal length), and Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps. There's also a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling via Skype or other Android-based clients.
Of course, this wouldn't be a transformer if it didn't also have an optional keyboard dock to offer a notebook-like experience for productivity. When combined with the Mobile Dock, the Transformer Pad Infinity "transforms" into a makeshift ultrabook, extending the battery life up to 14 hours and providing a full-blown QWERTY keyboard with multi-touch touchpad. The tablet comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of local storage, but there's also a USB port and an SD card slot for expanding the capacity along with 8 GB of free storage on Asus WebStorage for life.