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.