Excerpt: Jon goes back to school to see which tablet rules supreme, but can the keyboard-toting, Android-powered Asus Transformer Pad make it to the top of the class? Hit play in the video above to find out!
Summary: All-inclusive. Asus continuously refreshes its Transformer Pad series. The new Transformer Pad TF701T is a high-resolution 10-inch tablet that is supposed to compete with notebooks. It is equipped with a powerful Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.9 GHz, 32 GB flash storage and an IPS display, so the review unit might also be interesting for business customers.
Pros: Battery Runtime, Application performance, Gaming performance, Bright and high-contrast display, High viewing angle stability, Ports, Build quality, Keyboard dock, The high application performance, the good IPS display and the keyboard dock.
Cons: Mediocre cameras, No LTE or UMTS available, A micro USB port at the tablet itself.
Summary: To conclude the TF701T is ASUS’ best Transformer Pad yet. It’s got a good set of specs partnered with a good build and design. In addition to being a full-blown tablet, it is also a very capable productivity partner thanks to its long battery life and keyboard dock. The USB 3.0 port is also a treat since we can easily connect any USB-compatible device like a mouse or a flash drive.
The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T features today's performance, but with yesterday's design
19 January 2014
Summary: Despite its bulky design, the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T is one of the best 10-inch Android tablet values available, but it's worth your time to also look closely at its competition.
Pros: The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T has great gaming performance, useful app extras, a sharp screen, and a microSD storage expansion option.
Cons: The tablet is unnecessarily large and seems like an outdated design. The screen's color gamut is limited and cameras produce grainy, unbalanced images. The keyboard dock feels cramped to type on.
Conclusion: Previous generations of Asus Transformer tablets felt like beta versions of a brilliant concept – the Prime’s connectivity issues and the Infinity’s slightly underpowered Tegra 3 processor left them struggling to realise the potential of the tabbook form factor. With the Tab’s ferociously powerful Tegra 4 chipset, it finally seems like that potential has been realised – this is a device that you can work, play and browse content on without feeling like it’s going to hang...
Excerpt: The Asus Transformer legacy is rich, giving us the first Android tablet worth owning, refining the experience in the Transformer Prime and opening it up to the masses with the TF300. Now Asus is back, bringing Ultra HD resolution and Tegra 4 power to the folding form factor with the TF701T. Is it still as easy to recommend as its predecessors or do tabs like the Surface Pro 2 and Nokia Lumia 2520 make Asus’s detachable dock a touch passé?
Summary: For a 10-inch tablet, the $429 Transformer Pad TF701T packs an excellent high-res screen and superior sound, providing a compelling multimedia and gaming experience. We also appreciate ASUS' software enhancements, even if they don't go as far as Samsung's TouchWiz features. However, ASUS' design doesn't exactly wow, and the TF701T is bulkier than some competing slates.
Conclusion: The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 Android tablet combines a stunning display and impressive performance, but its productivity pitch loses out to more capable and even cheaper Windows alternatives available.
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Review: Premium Specs, Premium Price, Budget Battery Life
22 November 2013
Summary: The Transformer TF701T has a very premium feel in the hands. It's largely metal, seems sturdy, and the weight is evenly distributed. However, it's a little on the heavy side at 1.3 lbs, and the metal back does get uncomfortably warm during prolonged gaming. The inclusion of an easily accessible microSD card slot gets a thumbs up from me, as does the microHDMI port. However, I'd really prefer a microUSB charging port like found on the Nexus 10.