Skip to main content

Asus unveils the Tegra 4-powered, super high-res Transformer Pad TF701T tablet

Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Asus started teasing what we guessed was a new Transformer tablet at the end of last week, and sure enough, it has unveiled the Transformer Pad TF701T at a press event at the IFA tech show in Berlin. Like previous Transformer models, it’s an Android tablet with the option of adding a keyboard dock, effectively turning it into an Android laptop.

However, Asus is being cheeky here, as the tablet is almost identical to the Transformer Pad Infinity it revealed but never put on sale during the Computex trade show in June. This time though, it has shared the complete specification, but oddly, still no release date. If you don’t remember the Infinity at Computex, don’t worry, we’ve got all the details here.

There are two standout specs on the TF701T, the screen resolution and the processor. The 10.1-inch screen has a massive 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, so despite it being a large display, it still manages an impressive pixel density of 300ppi. The screen and its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system are powered by Nvidia’s T40X Tegra 4 processor. The quad-core chip is notable for having a 72-core GeForce graphics chip, and should perform superbly when watching HD films and playing games. In fact, connect the tablet to a 4K TV using an HDMI cable, and it’ll happily stream Ultra HD movies.

A 5-megapixel camera can be found on the rear of the 8.9mm thick, 585 gram tablet, plus there is a 1.2-megapixel video call camera with 720p video recording above the screen. There’s a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage memory, plus a microSD card slot, and a battery said to provide 13 hours of battery life. Plug the tablet into the dock and you’ll get another 4 hours of battery, plus a full size SD card slot, a regular keyboard, trackpad, and a USB 3.0 port.

For a tablet that has been seen twice now, it’s frustrating to not have a final release date, although Asus says it’ll be out before October. According to, the tablet alone will cost $400, and $500 if you want the keyboard dock as well. This hasn’t been confirmed by Asus yet, so treat it as rumor for now.

Andy Boxall
Senior Mobile Writer
Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for…
Apple TV with Zoom means it’s finally time to call your mother
Zoom on Apple TV.

Zoom on Apple TV uses your iPhone as a camera (sweet dog blanket not included). Phil Nickinson / Digital Trends

Zoom is now available on Apple TV, complete with Continuity Camera. That means you can use your iPhone camera as, well, the camera and your TV as the screen on which to see the folks on the other side of the call. And because Zoom is a cross-platform app, it means you don't have anymore excuses for your Android-wielding family.

Read more
Samsung is offering a 100 day trial of some of its best soundbars
Samsung 2022 HW-Q910B soundbar.

If you’re keen to invest in one of the best soundbars around and looking for great soundbar deals, Samsung is the place to go. It offers some great discounts on Dolby Atmos soundbars like the Q-Series 7.1.2 channel Q900C which currently has $410 off, but it also has a killer trial. Right now, you can enjoy any of the Q or S series soundbars for 100 days before committing to a purchase. If you’re not entirely happy, you can return them before then for a full refund. That’s how confident Samsung is that you’ll love its soundbars. Keen to know more? Let’s take a look.

What to buy in the Samsung soundbar range
Samsung makes some of the best soundbars around with its Q-Series being a particular highlight. We’re huge fans of the

Read more
Don’t miss your chance to get this 75-inch 4K TV under $500
The onn. 75” Class 4K UHD (2160P) LED Frameless Roku Smart TV is a living room with orange walls.

Want a huge 75-inch TV without paying a fortune? Walmart has the pick of the TV deals for this situation with an Onn. 75-inch 4K Frameless Roku TV for $498 reduced from $678. The $180 discount makes this an incredibly tempting proposition for anyone who wants a big screen experience without spending a fortune. If you’re keen to know more, keep reading while we take you through things. If you know it’s for you, simply tap the buy button below to get straight to making a purchase.

Why you should buy the Onn. 75-inch 4K Frameless Roku TV
Sure, Onn. doesn’t feature in our look at the best TV brands but it’s still worth your attention and cash. All the essentials are here including the pivotal 75-inch 4K panel. While it might lack extras such as Dolby Vision, you get the basics.

Read more