ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T Android tablet

The Transformer Pad Infinity gets lots of things right, but is it worth $999?

  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 12 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 999.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Earl

4.0

1

Pros
Look, feel, HDMI out, USB & SD Card Slot is nice!
Cons
Slow for quad core CPU, laggy.
• • •

My ASUS Infinity TFT700 64GB has a great look and feel and it's a great product.

Purchased from JB HiFi (Booragoon WA) for $872. I am now on my THIRD unit!
- The first was replaced under DOA, HDMI out was intermittent and there were white "blotches" (like water marks) under the screen glass.
- The second was replaced under DOA again, more of the white "blotches".
- The third one doesn't have the marks. They were well documented on the internet. Some people called it "muralling".

DFor a quad core CPU (NVidia Tegra2) I think it lags too much when launching apps, or selecting menu or setting options (whether by screen tap or keyboard). But the main issue is when playing video (whether on screen or via HDMI Out) it lags. Every now and then the video playback glitches.

I had the option to refund (JB HiFi are excellent!) and was considering Sony Experia or Google Nexus 7. But after weighing it up the options opened by having the dock are too numerous:
1. SD Card slot
2. USB slot
3. The dock has it's own battery! So you can charge the dock or tablet independently, but when the battery depletes on the tablet it charges from the dock! Nice! VERY nice! This isn't clearly mentioned in the specs or the manual!

Just found out though from JB HIFi that ASUS have ceased production on the TFT700T. ASUS still seem to have it on their Australia (http://www.asus.com/au/Tablets_Mobile/Transformer_Pad_Products/) and Global websites (http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/).

Thomas

4.5

2

Pros
enough ports
Cons
usb2
• • •

I'll be getting one, it is the first tablet that has all the ports/connectors I want, it will replace my laptop, as it is nice enough otherwise, too. The only thing I'd change is usb 3 instead of usb 2.
I'll be especially happy with it if I get it to dual boot on my own build of Linux (I think it will).
I've had a dozen new apple laptops over the last 15 years, they were fine till they dropped ppc chips, now they are getting worse, I'll likely not get anything apple anymore.

Val Golden

5.0

3

Pros
Great camera for Skype and pictures
Cons
waiting really sucks!
• • •

I a 67 year old grandmother and really looking forward to the release of this product. I have waited for this one. I bought my son the first Transformer at 32 gig and he carries it everywhere. Now it is my turn, and this is the one I want! I use the wifi not the other, and am not unhappy paying for that. I wish we in the US could get the tablet and docking station for the same price! Don't know when it will be released in US but can't wait! I will use it in my retirement for genealogy work.

MR. Why u wanna know u stalker

5.0

4

Pros
GOOD SPECS!!!!
Cons
THE EXPERTS HAT EITTTTTTTTTT
• • •

tht last guy has a prob. anyways, why have the experts givn it 0 strs??? Whats wrong with them??? Are the f*** bankrupt??? The Ipad is worht this much for the same amount of GB!!!!!! Without a kybord/. MOOD: ANGRY WITH THISD TUPID WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matthew

5.0

5

Pros
Its just awesome, premium top end tablet, worth the money, 1920x1200 Super IPS+ display
Cons
Not out YET
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Jolly boy, I say I say I do. Forward lookings on this newest gadget in town. I wish, thou impecisle do'st know that this Transformer Pad Infinity. I love this Tablet of such, and looking forward to thee am I. Purtchase It as soon as it release I will, Purchase I say. Only $900.00 I ask? This couolds't be inccorect! In Asutralia I heard of anoouncing it was a mere $890.00 with the keyboard and 64GB. Happy Little chap I be!

gatorproof

5.0

6

Pros
The Ultra Book of tablets
Cons
Cant buy in US yet
• • •

First Roger, be careful with that Acer. The screen has same math but very low quality display with no IPS , let alone SUPER IPS +, the Tegra 3 is the cheap 1.3ghz compared to the 1.6 used by Asus, the ram is old DDR 2 NOT MODERN DDR 3, no spun aluminum case, no expendable accessories and only 50 US difference in price. Acer is another word for cheap, they also make eMachines, they are big blocks not sleek ultra products. I don't know if you can order out of US, but if you can, much better machine. I chat with a guy from OZ and he bought some junk out of China and had to send back to Ch7na for repair, it's been over a month and no unit returned. Asus has good service here anyway. Good Luck

joe

5.0

7

Pros
all
Cons
none
• • •

This will be $500 without the dock in the US. Hardly a premium price point, and less than the iPad, despite being an all-around better product. If you can't pay $500 for a tablet, don't bother. And if you can tell the difference between a 1920x1200 display and a 2048xwhatever, you're full of it.

Greg

5.0

8

Pros
Everything
Cons
Price.
• • •

Asus has keyboard/touchpad with extra battery, full size USB, on tablet - microSD card slot, HDMI port. iPad don't have any of these. So, you can't expand memory. Difference in screen resolution is invisible to the eye. Screen is bigger on Asus, camera is better, and has flash. Asus battery life is better. Apps? Asus has plenty. Nobody need 20,000 apps. Aus is clear winner, hands down.

Kim

5.0

9

Pros
AWESOME
Cons
NONE
• • •

"Its too expensive. They need to sell it without the keyboard and for less than the equivalent IPAD 3. Android tablets cant beat the IPAD on resolution and dont have anywhere near the same number of tablet optimized Apps. I want a HiRes Android Tablet but at $899 I will look elsewhere." by J
I think you r cheap for such a good item!

Jerry

5.0

10

Pros
Good Screen, 4 core, Good specs
Cons
too much money!
• • •

I wanted to know, J, why did u rate it 0. Is it cause its too much???? This isn't aout prie but performance. I think its worth the cash......
BTW why did the experts rate it 0??? R they backrupt..... I'd expect a tablet this good to be this expensive...

Matthew

5.0

11

Pros
Excellent Screen, Quad-Core, Android,
Cons
Too Expensive, Waited too long
• • •

I really love this product, I don't really mind if 3G and 4LTE isn't avaliable in Australia as 4LTE isn't out yet (Found out after I bought an Ipad 3), and I relised I don't really use it as much as wifi. It pushes up the expense. I sold my Ipad 3 because I absoulutely hated the simplicity of the design. Can't wait 'till this comes out! :)

J

0.0

12

Pros
Great Specs
Cons
Too expensive
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Its too expensive. I am an Android user but Android tablets cant beat the IPAD on resolution and don't have anywhere near the same number of tablet optimized apps. It needs to be cheaper than the equivalent IPAD 3. They need to sell it without the keyboard to bring the price down. I am looking for a hi res Android table but at $899 I will look elsewhere.

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