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February 28, 2012

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Pad 300 announced

Asus has also announced a new series of Transformer Pad to their Android ICS stable of tablets — the Transformer Pad Infinity and the Transformer Pad 300. This makes the Transformer Prime a mid-range tablet if you consider the two new ones.

Asus will be using two types of multi-core processors in the line-up, one from NVidia and another from Qualcomm. They will also be introducing LTE models for countries that support it.

Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series specs:
10.1″ Super IPS+ full HD display @ 1920×1200 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM
16GB, 32GB & 64GB internal storage
LTE 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up
HSPA+ 21Mps/5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR & Bluetooth 4.0 LE
8MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording & playback
2MP front-facing camera
Asus SonicMaster technology
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

For countries where LTE is not yet available, Asus will replace the model with a 3G variant that has HSPA+ capabilities.

As for the WiFi-only model, Asus is using a separate processor to enable the tablet to do better in HD gaming.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity WiFi specs:
10.1″ Super IPS+ full HD display @ 1920×1200 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
NVidia Tegra 3 1.6GHz quad-core processor
1GB RAM
32GB & 64GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR & Bluetooth 4.0 LE
8MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording & playback
2MP front-facing camera
Asus SonicMaster technology
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The tablet alone is just 8.5mm thin but with the dock, it goes up to 17.2~19.6mm. Weight of the tablet is 586g and 1,123g if you include the dock.

As for battery life, the Transformer Pad Infinity can do up to 10 hours on the tablet and up to 6 hours with the dock attached.

The Transformer Pad 300 would be the entry-level tablet in the series. While the Pad Infinity will have a solid metal body, the Pad 300 will be using hard polymer.

Asus Transformer Pad 300 specs:
10.1″ IPS display @ 1280×800 pixels
NVidia Tegra 3 T30L quad-core processor @ 1.2GHz
1GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
LTE 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up
HSPA+ 21Mps/5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
8MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording & playback
2MP front-facing camera
Asus SonicMaster technology
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Transformer Pad 300 can go up to 10 hours battery of life and up to 15 hours with the dock.

Asus did not indicate when will these new Transformer Pad tablets will be released nor hinted of a suggested retail price.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 sneak peek
Asus Transformer Pad TF300 selling ahead of schedule
Transformer Pad TF300, Pad Infinity TF700 launched

16 Responses to “Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Pad 300 announced”

  1. jakey says:

    I’m assuming this would be more expensive than the prime. Can’t wait for this, I didn’t buy the prime because of its wifi only variant.

  2. roland says:

    If it works with windows 8, i’ll get one… Windows 8 imho will be the the true competitor to the ipad.
    Coming from a current galaxy tab 10.1 and ipad 2 user.
    This together with the dock and windows 8 would eat up tablet, ultrabook and netbook markets

  3. Roegan Taron
    Twitter: rogsonline
    says:

    Content is king. If manufacturers keep on pumpin’ impressive specs on their tablets, they’ll lose. Just take a look at the Kindle Fire. 4 million units sold last December 2011. It doesn’t even have a 1080p camera. Or any impressive specs, but still, it’s the best android tablet today (when it comes to shipments). You guys wonderin’ why? It’s all because of content!

  4. Paolo says:

    Just wondering, what are the main differences between the TF700 and the Pad Infinity Wifi? From my POV, they have the same Tegra 3 processor, Memory, Storage and Display. I’m not sure if the Pad Wifi will sport the same plasticky build I see on the TF700 videos on youtube though.

  5. john says:

    FYI, please read the specs sheet CLEARLY & CAREFULLY with 20/20 vision. “THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME PROCESSOR”, the TF700 has only a Qualcomm dual core processor, while the Infinity Wifi, has a Tegra 3 Quad core processor, the TF700 has no microsSD slot, while the Infinity Wifi has one with upto 32GB. the TF700 has LTE support(or 3G if country has no LTE), while the Infinity Wifi has no 3G or LTE.

    Once again, read CAREFULLY & CLEARLY

  6. Roegan Taron
    Twitter: rogsonline
    says:

    - The TF700′s processor is faster by .1 GHz
    - The Pad Infinity WiFi has the Gorilla Glass 2
    - And of course, the Pad Infinity WiFi comes with Ice Cream Sandwich :)

  7. Paolo says:

    Great! I don’t think the 100Mhz will put me off between this and the TF700. At first glance I thought that THIS WAS the TF700. Looking forward to pre-order news on this machine :D

  8. john says:

    @Roegan Taron, Please READ CAREFULLY & CLEARLY the article. here’s my question regarding your comment.

    1. is 1.5ghz dual core faster than 1.6ghz quad core?
    2. is it not stated that both the TF700 & the Infinity wifi has the Corning Gorilla Glass 2?, haven’t you read it in the article?
    and lastly,
    3. is it also not stated that the TF700 does not come with Ice Cream Sandwich?, and is it not clear that all tabs mentioned above does come with Ice Cream Sandwich?

  9. Marc says:

    hahaha parang cross examination lang sa senado ah. Anyway i think he just needs to reread the article again.;)

  10. Paolo says:

    Take a chill pill john. The first spec sheets for the TF700 announced on CES said that it will sport the tegra3 cpu. So we’re just separating fact from fiction. Moving forward, there isn’t much info regarding the processing power difference between the qualcomm and tegra cpus so far. I’ve only seen one benchmark where the qualcomm cpu performed better on single threaded apps, but its too early to say. Hope sir yuga can get a hands on review soon so we can choose which to invest in :D

  11. Wow. Parang kalalabas lang ng transformer prime a few months ago. Well it’s a good thing I never got one. These look even more convincing to get :D !

  12. Bullet Aso says:

    From my experience, ASUS makes a decent product but if anything goes wrong, you are all but screwed. I am extraordinarily disappointed with their attitude that the customer is bothering them. I thought that it was just the USA distributor, but when I sent a message to ASUS’ home office I never got a reply. I finally bought a new motherboard, NOT ASUS, and even the folks at the computer store told me ASUS is a royal pain even for them to do business with. Never again ASUS for me.-by Steve Thornton at the Techradar website.

    Can you verify if this is true? I wanted so much to have the Asus Transformer Prime but upon reading this comment, I’m having second thoughts.

  13. applefan says:

    release date?

  14. crystal says:

    hello asus.. i just want to ask when will be the release of transformer pad infinity in the philippines and where can we go for pre-orders.. i badly need your reply.. thank you :))

  15. chard says:

    hi yugatech,

    does the tf300 have excel, word & powerpoint? also will it be available with 3g soon? would you recommend it over ipad 3 and samsung galaxy tab10.2? i look forward to your prompt reply as i have plan of buying a tablet pc this weekend. thank you in advance!!!!

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