The new Asus tablet should start shipping next month.
Although we haven't seen anything official from Asus, the company's Transformer Pad TF701T is supposedly coming to the United States soon. It will be packing a hefty 2560 x 1600 resolution inside a 10.1 inch screen, backed by Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.9 GHz. The hybrid tablet is on sale now at ExcaliberPC with a starting price of $449 USD.
According to the specs, the tablet features 2 GB of memory, 32 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot providing up to 128 GB of extra storage. The tablet also features Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR connectivity, a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.2MP camera on the front.
The tablet also reportedly supports Miracast and SonicMaster technology, as well as provide miniHDMI output, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a 31Wh Li-polymer battery promising up to 13 hours on a single charge. Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is the OS of choice, and possibly 4.3 once the tablet hits the North American market.
The $449 pricetag is for the tablet only, but the company will also sell the device with a keyboard dock in a combo for $599; the dock by itself is $149. The keyboard dock adds an additional SD card slot, USB 3.0 port, and a backup battery providing four additional hours.
"The new ASUS Transformer Pad is perfect for on-the-go entertainment, thanks to a durable metallic design that's just 8.9mm thick and weighs 585g," reads the listing. "A high-quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology gives loud, clear sound for music, movies and games, while the 17-hour battery life when docked means the new ASUS Transformer Pad lasts for two full working days between charges."
ExcaliberPC is taking pre-orders now and expects to start shipping the device on November 3. There's also a 64 GB model, but currently there's no pricetag.