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Asus Transformer Infinity 700 HD tablet, Asus Padfone hands-on

By Julio Franco · 19 replies
Mar 5, 2012
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  1. The Asus Transformer Inifinity 700 TF700T tablet is a higher-end version of the Transformer Prime. The 700 sports a very high-resolution 1920 x 1200 pixel 10.1-inch Full HD display, with…

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  2. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    And it starts.... I was wondering who was going to be the first to release a product like that.
  3. too much money
  4. I've never been overly excited about smartphones or tablets, but this is really neat. I still would never buy it, but nonetheless.
  5. Agreed. Too expensive, like all the others in this category.
  6. Probably going to be $500. whats the point of having a nice phone when you cover the screen for a bigger one. a tablet is a big screen phone this is really unnecisiary
  7. I really wonder how you know it'll be too much money when noone has released any pricing.
  8. The Padfone is a bit disappointing design-wise with the clunky/sharp edges on the back where the phone is held. The original concept version was more appealing. And the overall thickness is disappointing - why is the tablet so much thicker in areas outside the phone dock location vs the much thinner Prime?

    It's a great concept using the phone to power your tablet and keep all data in one place (and only pay for one data plan), but what if you get a call while you are using the tablet? Can you talk using the tablet mic?

    Too bad Asus didn't get together with Samsung/HTC to make a tablet that could accept phones from other manufacturers. Would significantly broaden the market for such a device.
  9. Too much money? How much does an iPhone or Galaxy cost? The phone companies buy more than half the phone for you- and put you on contract.

    This is brilliant because you don't have to worry about moving data anymore. You don't have to worry about finding wifi for your tablet, it's builtin to the phone. Don't stress about getting stuff off your phone to your bigger device, just dock it. Want to actually WORK on your tablet? use a keyboard/mouse/touchpad!
  10. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Booster Posts: 114   +23

    It's too much money because it doesn't have Apple stamped on it... duh?
  11. This is the way the original Padfone video showed. While in tablet mode, you will see a pop-up showing an incoming call and the typical options that follow.

    I am sure with a BT device it will work just like a phone. I imagine without a headset device, it will work just like a speaker phone as the current Transformers do when video chatting.
  12. It seems to me there already is device out there. The Webtop pro 500, with it's brain as the razr. Is it because the Asus is a tablet is that why all the attention? So revolutionary. I'd rather have the keyboard on the motorola webtop. I like the trend.
  13. It comes with a stylus pen which doubles up as a head set
  14. Sorry, it seems u havnt heard about the stylus headset. The padfone is well structured, am only worried about the thickness and weight of the Station, the Qualcomms S4 Krait CPUs are doing well. Good job Asus.
  15. The WebTop has been considered to be a crappy experience all around; this Asus design is flawless, and integrates PERFECTLY with the OS. It's a wonderful design, blows WebTop out of the water in my opinion.
  16. Infinity 700, very nice, I feel more inclined to get this tablet than the new high resolution iPad.
  17. Guess what people would say if the devices are ipad 4 and iphone 5. People will go crazy and lineup for weeks outside Apple retail store.

    This concept will be useful if the OS is Windows 8. At lease you can get some real work done instead of just an entertainment tool.
  18. The Asus Tansformer 300 is the model which fixes all the problems. Unlike the 700 it has a PLASTIC back plate, which you can swap out with other colors. There taking a clue from Toshiba who offered many colors for replacing the backplates to customize it to your own liking.

    The 300 model uses 1280x800 resolution, no metal backplate so no more Wifi and GPS interference. This model sells for same price as the TF201 at 499, the TF700 model has
    a 1920x1200 screen, your going to pay 599 for 32gb and 699 for 64gb..
  19. You can notice the 700 Infinity got a plastic area on its back, so I guess it's were Asus will put their Wifi and GPS receivers. So no interference I guess.
    Asus learned a little (I hope) from the Transformer Prime, so hopefully they won't do the same errors twice!
    Personal taste: Aluminium is ways more sexy than Plastic ^^
  20. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 833   +274

    I would get it because it's an ASUS but I won't get it because tablets are pointless. I already have a smartphone and a high powered PC. Why would I need a tablet lol.

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