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Meet ASUS' new top-of-the-line tablet

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Gosh, it would have been nice if the TF700 were around last fall. Compared to the Prime, the TF700 is an upgrade on most counts: It's slightly faster; the screen is sharper; and there's now a plastic strip on the cover designed to give the underlying antennas more breathing room. As it is, though, the TF700 doesn't offer many reasons for Prime owners to upgrade, given that the battery life is actually longer on the original, and given the similar camera performance. Unless your Prime has signal-reception issues, or you just have to have that higher-quality screen, you're better off sticking with what you already own.

If it is a crisp display you're after, you'd be foolish not to at least consider the new iPad: For the same money, it offers a stunning 2,048 x 1,536 panel -- and it doesn't suffer from as many performance hiccups as the TF700 either. Still, if you're in the market for a new Android tablet, specifically, the TF700 should absolutely be on your shortlist: It's among the best Ice Cream Sandwich tablets you'll find at any price.

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Critic reviews

8.4
18 reviews
  • Features
    8.1
  • Display
    8.7
  • Battery life
    8.2
  • Ease of use
    9.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.8
  • Design and form factor
    8.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.4
  • Durability
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8.2
18 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jun 25, 2012

If you're in the market for a new Android tablet, specifically, the TF700 should definitely be on your shortlist: it's not perfect, but it's among the best Ice Cream Sandwich tablets you'll find at any price.

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9.0
Computerworld Jan 9, 2012

For most people, the original Transformer Prime is still an excellent option -- and in many cases, it's arguably the preferable choice between the two tablets.

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9.0
Wired Jun 25, 2012

Asus is making some of the best Android tablets on the market. In fact, the Taiwanese company currently offers three 10.1-inch-screen tablets within its premium Transformer line. The best of the bunch is Asus’ latest, the new flagship Transformer Pad Infinity TF700.

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8.0
PC World Jun 25, 2012

Other tablets--including the Prime, which is expected to drop in price once this model gets into the market--may provide better value, but no other Android tablet will give you the full package that the Infinity does.

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8.0
CNET Jun 25, 2012

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is one of the fastest Android tablets out there, combining an already proven design with a better camera, a faster processor, and a beautiful screen.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Jun 25, 2012

The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity's full HD screen, fast new quad-core processor and improved cameras make this the Android tablet to beat.

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8.0
PC Mag Jun 25, 2012

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is the best Android tablet money can buy, with an incredibly bright and sharp high-resolution display and blazing fast quad-core processor, but there just aren't enough apps.

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8.0
AnandTech Jun 25, 2012

If you're a fan of Android tablets, the Transformer Pad Infinity will likely be one of the best options when it arrives. You get a good, thin, tablet form factor with a nice high resolution display and functional WiFi/GPS.

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9.0
Ubergizmo Jun 25, 2012

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is one of the best high-end tablet on the market. Compared to the dominant iOS tablets, it offers more “bang for the buck” with the storage extension options (with MicroSD on the Pad + SD slot on the dock) and the brilliant keyboard dock integration.

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9.0
TechRadar Aug 1, 2012

If you've already bought the Asus Transformer Prime, then you won't need to upgrade – but if you're looking for a top Android tablet (and have the cash to splash), then the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity should be at the top of your list.

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9.0
T3 Aug 8, 2012

If you're after a tablet that offers laptop-like functionality with the power, portability and specs to make it both work and multimedia friendly, this is the tablet to have in your sights.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Aug 17, 2012

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is a fantastic Android tablet. It has tweaked the design of its predecessor the Prime, upped the clock speed and shot the screen's pixel count into the stars. There's very little to dislike about this tablet, even if it does trade in a few hours of battery life for...

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8.0
Android Central Jun 25, 2012

The bottom line is this: In the world of Android tablets, there's none better than the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. And the ability to convert to an Android tablet only makes it that much better.

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9.0
Techno Buffalo Jun 25, 2012

It offers improvements over the original Transformer Prime and I can’t see any area where there are serious flaws. I don’t think I’d upgrade if I already owned a Transformer Prime, but I’d certainly pick this tablet up if I was in the market for a new Android tablet.

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8.0
DroidLife Jun 25, 2012

So it’s a dream device, right? Eh, maybe. It’s still an Android tablet, which for many, still means it lacks something. What exactly that “something” is, I can’t pin point ... if you have yet to purchase your first Android tablet and are looking for an all-encompassing piece of tech, this...

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8.0
Android Police Jun 25, 2012

If you're a consumer, it's a great market to be in. And if you can afford to spring for the Infinity, it's a great device that's got the power, screen, build, and dimensions to make sure it stays competitive for the near future.

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10
sawilson sawilson

This is the best tablet in the world right now. No question. Starting off, I WANT to compare this to the iPad. But simply put, I can't. These two devices aren't even in the same category. I can however compare it to the Prime, which was also better than the iPad in most ways. Now, I'll explaiin...

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9.0
darkwolf33333 darkwolf33333

This is a great device. Very solid and well built. Proved itself in an accidental drop the other night when it slid off my Case Logic Case and crashed from my desk onto the floor. All it did was scratch the corner slightly. Nothing more. Its extremely powerful and games play perfectly on it....

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10
bruckwine bruckwine

I think my comments on each feature sums it up, but this is just like a big nexus with all the bells and whistles. At the price I paid (599 + 187 dock), it should be! Only using it 24 hrs now but I will add more to this later. Written from my TF700T by the way!

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6.0
Fatbobk2162 Fatbobk2162

The whole Asus Transformer line suffers from awful I/O performance. Essentially they cannot multitask. So if you're looking for a modern day device... that can do more then one thing at a time... this whole line of tablets isn't for you.

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4.0
androphone androphone

Great tablet, screwed up performance. I have TF700 for ~10 months, so it's time to wrap up all my feelings with this device. DISPLAY: Great - 10.1 inch, 16/10 screen with 1920x1200 resolution. Colours are good, everything is sharp. Although, as in many devices, after few months big white...

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8.0
dingmar dingmar

In general I have to say I have never been more disappointed with a new piece of equipment than I have with this Asus Infinity Pad. It is excruciatingly slow. It continually locks up. The Chrome crashes and locks up regularly. The stock launcher crashes and forces me to reboot to get my icons...

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8.0
ankits ankits

Negatives Cellular connectivity missing. A bad decision I made. Battery even in power saving mode is not as impressive as promised. Power/Volume buttons are annoying Speaker not placed very right. A very heavy bottom in portrait mode. My wife hates it. She sticks to her iPad. Hangs often...

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3.0
Anttipoika Anttipoika

Great concept and horrible result. This tablet made me loose my faith into Android tablets. Its slow, crashing and just unusable experience. It does look nice, sharp screen etc. But unfortunately when the software side and slow memory just ruin everything else there is nothing positive I have to...

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