ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 and TF700 officially launched, keyboard dock not optional
Two ASUS Transformer Pads were launched yesterday, the high-end TF700 which is the Infinity, and its more affordable sibling, the TF300 which we did a brief hands-on back in April.
These 10.1-inch Android tablets were announced a few months ago and it’s making its way in our shelves just now with a price tag of Php37,995 for the Infinity (TF700) and Php24,995 for the TF300. Each sports the same NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and will come with its own keyboard dock for better productivity and longer battery life.
So what’s the difference between the two?
The Infinity has a more brushed aluminum Zenbook feel to it, even on its keyboard, a Full HD Super IPS+ 600 nits display, and 64GB internal storage. The Transformer Pad TF300 on the other hand has a rubbery polycarbonate lid with a plasticky keyboard, WXGA IPS display, and 32GB storage.
Here’s a more detailed specs comparison between the two:
|Transformer Pad Infinity TF700||Transformer Pad TF300|
|10.1″ full HD Super IPS+ display @ 1920×1200 pixels (600 nits brightness), Corning Gorilla Glass 2||10.1″ WXGA IPS LCD @ 1280×800 pixels|
|Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)|
|NVvidia Tegra 3 T33 1.6GHz quad-core||NVidia Tegra 3 T30L quad-core processor @ 1.2GHz|
|1GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, up to 32GB microSD||1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, up to 32GB microSD|
|8GB FREE lifetime ASUS WebStorage||8GB FREE lifetime ASUS WebStorage|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 3.0||Bluetooth 3.0|
|1.2MP (front) camera and 8MP auto-focus (rear) with large F/2.2 aperture||1.2MP (front) camera and 8MP auto-focus (rear) with large F/2.2 aperture|
|microHDMI port||microHDMI port|
|Mobile Dock: QWERTY keyboard, 1x USB2.0 port, SD Card reader||Mobile Dock: QWERTY keyboard, 1x USB2.0 port, SD Card reader|
|Battery Life: 10 hours (tablet), 16 hours (with dock)||Battery Life: 10 hours (tablet), 15 hours (with dock)|
|Colors: Amethyst Gray, Champagne Gold||Colors: Blue, White, Red|
|SRP: Php37,995||SRP: Php24,995|
We were also told that these two will eventually get an Android Jelly Bean upgrade.