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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Gets Priced for UK Release

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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.

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    leeashton , July 27, 2012 8:01 AM
    finally a tablet with reasonable specs, the specs are what been holding me back buying one, this however seems to be the one I may get!
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    tomfreak , July 27, 2012 8:08 AM
    I will be happy if it come with a quality HDMI out as well. (unless it already have)

    Tablet + Keyboard + as a media player + USB for external HDD = I will have half of my time taken away from desktop.
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    kevinhoque , July 27, 2012 8:45 AM
    So it's $499 or £599? Wow! I can't see Apple execs losing any sleep over this or many Brits forking out the equivalent of $900 for the priviledge. Extreme niche at this pricepoint.
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    icepick314 , July 27, 2012 10:19 AM
    it does have micro-HDMI port...

    I just ordered 32GB version myself...

    I can't wait to get hold of mine next week...

    and I really do want to get the keyboard dock but that's for next payday...and I REALLY need to find a case...

    TomfreakI will be happy if it come with a quality HDMI out as well. (unless it already have)Tablet + Keyboard + as a media player + USB for external HDD = I will have half of my time taken away from desktop.

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    Anonymous , July 27, 2012 10:31 AM
    after I blindly spenting 2-3$k follow everyone I know. buying a ipad. andriod pad. asus. toshiba. whatever whatever.... I final realize and what I truly need is a ultrabook laptop.
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    WyomingKnott , July 27, 2012 12:32 PM
    Infinity? What on Earth will they call the next model? Aleph one, perhaps.
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    tomfreak , July 27, 2012 1:03 PM
    icepick314it does have micro-HDMI port...I just ordered 32GB version myself...I can't wait to get hold of mine next week...and I really do want to get the keyboard dock but that's for next payday...and I REALLY need to find a case...
    please update me the HDMI out quality, is it flawless as good as playing directly from blu-ray

    I dont want some sh*t quality hdmi out like Ipad3. I own an ipad3, I dont get the freedom to plug hdmi + usb together and the hdmi quality out sucks. *tomhardware ipad3 review also proved my point.
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    JustAnotherNoob , July 27, 2012 1:19 PM
    Most definitely NOT the first Full HD tablet, that would be the Acer Iconia Tab A700.

    This whole "article" reads more like a press release than a piece of journalism.

    And I still don't understand why companies release their products this late, with specs that are still below whatever Apple released half a year ago, and still think they can get us to pay a premium for the "privilege" of not buying an Android tablet.
    And by the way, I am not an Apple fan, I DO NOT want an iPad, I want a competitive Android tablet at a reasonable price.
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    icepick314 , July 27, 2012 4:06 PM
    Tomfreakplease update me the HDMI out quality, is it flawless as good as playing directly from blu-rayI dont want some sh*t quality hdmi out like Ipad3. I own an ipad3, I dont get the freedom to plug hdmi + usb together and the hdmi quality out sucks. *tomhardware ipad3 review also proved my point.


    I don't know anyone with iPad3 so I won't be able to compare...

    the best I can do is download some 1080p movies (mostly anime) and play them through HDMI and see how that goes...if the quality is same as playing through Media Player Classic with K-Lite codec, then that should be good enough...or perhaps play some 1080p off Youtube...

    if you have any suggestions, I'll try it...

    JustAnotherNoobMost definitely NOT the first Full HD tablet, that would be the Acer Iconia Tab A700. This whole "article" reads more like a press release than a piece of journalism. And I still don't understand why companies release their products this late, with specs that are still below whatever Apple released half a year ago, and still think they can get us to pay a premium for the "privilege" of not buying an Android tablet. And by the way, I am not an Apple fan, I DO NOT want an iPad, I want a competitive Android tablet at a reasonable price.


    Acer Iconia A700 did come out in June while Asus TF Pad Infinity in July...

    still Apple's tablet and Android tablet is like comparing apples to oranges...it's just made different...

    you can get Acer and Asus pad for $500 or less just like Apple iPad...

    if you like Apple, great!! if you like Android, great!!

    I personally have Google Play account not to mention ALL those free apps from Amazon so I'll be getting Android pad instead of Apple...

    if you look at spec-wise, 1920x1200 screen on 10" screen is VERY competitive to iPad 3rd gen at $500 or less....
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    tomfreak , July 28, 2012 12:17 AM
    icepick314I don't know anyone with iPad3 so I won't be able to compare...the best I can do is download some 1080p movies (mostly anime) and play them through HDMI and see how that goes...if the quality is same as playing through Media Player Classic with K-Lite codec, then that should be good enough...or perhaps play some 1080p off Youtube...if you have any suggestions,
    If it doesnt loose any quality from the source by outputting to TV, it should be good enough.

    however, sadly it is not the same for Ipad3 tho.
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    eddieroolz , July 30, 2012 9:12 PM
    Good specs, but still expensive.