Asus Transformer Pad (TF701T)

8.5/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
10.1"

The Asus Transformer Pad (TF701T)'s screen is 10.1 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.9GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra4 Quad core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
31WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 31 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 8 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 11 reviews

What's good  

  • Excellent screen resolution and viewing angles
  • Fast, generally lag-free performance
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad  

  • Top-heavy tablet section when docked with keyboard
  • Back plate gets uncomfortably hot
  • Poor bright light viewing

The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T takes the winning hybrid laptop/tablet design of its first Transformer tablet and updates the specs and display. Design-wise, it flaunts the same aluminum back with concentric ring pattern as its predecessors. Although on the heavy side at 585 grams without the keyboard dock, experts praise the build quality and did not notice any flexing or creaking. While the metal back does a better job than plastic in repelling fingerprints, it also conducts heat. Android Police noted that, after prolonged use, the tablet becomes very uncomfortable to hold.

In order to compete with tablets like the Nexus 10, the TF701T offers a 10-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2560x1600 and pixel density of 299ppi. The screen sharpness wowed critics as did the viewing angles. In bright light settings however, reviewers warn that the screen is highly reflective and difficult to view. Experts also noticed that colors are generally muted in default mode but could be adjusted with the app Asus Splendid.

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As a hybrid device, the TF701T allows for a keyboard dock for a laptop experience. The keyboard adds an additional 570 grams to the weight. This added weight, according to experts, lets you rest the tablet on your lap without much trouble. Pocket Lint does note that it feels a bit top-heavy and topples over backwards easily. The actual keyboard, while small, worked well for experts. The touchpad on the keyboard, on the other hand, was a disappointment. PC Pro points out that it is far too sensitive while the actual mouse buttons are not responsive enough.

Specs-wise the tablet comes with 1.9GHz Tegra quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Daily tasks were completely lag-free and 3D games played without a hitch. LapTop Mag did notice a slight delay when switching screen orientation, but go on to note that it wasn't a big issue. Synthetic benchmark tests back up these observations as the TF701T scored higher than most other tablets aside from the Note 10.1 and iPad Air. Critics were also pleased with the ample battery life. Without the keyboard dock, it clocked in at around 12 hours of mixed used. With the addition of the dock, this was extended to 16 hours. Other specs of note include 32GB of internal storage, dual-band Wi-Fi, microSD slot and a micro-HDMI output.

Reviews are mixed for the TF701T. Laptop Mag recommends the device saying it's, "a very good premium Android tablet." ZDNet, on the other hand states, "The Transformer design is starting to feel a little tired, and Asus has done nothing to counter the longstanding problem of a top-heavy, easily-tipped tablet section."


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


APC

Ageing well, this is still the most versatile Android all-rounder you can buy

from APC

Despite being around since last September, this is still one exceptional tablet, combining the same Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU found inside the Tegra Note 7 with a 10.1-inch screen and impressive 2560×1600-pixel resolution.

The difference is, the Asus Transformer TF701T also throws in a keyboard dock with a 16-watt-hour battery, in addition to the battery inside the tablet proper. Not that we’re sure you’ll need it – 10hrs34mins runtime on video playback testing suggests the internal 8400mAh battery alone should last the longest of days.

When we tested this o... Full review

Notebookcheck

Asus offers a convincing package

from Notebookcheck

One highlight is certainly the fast Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC that ensures high performance for applications and games – even QFHD/4K video playback is no problem for the tablet. The high-resolution IPS display with wide viewing angles and a subjectively very good picture as well as brightness can also convince us. The accurate touchscreen is a joy to use and works reliably and fast. We also like the nice aluminum case and the good build quality. The internal 32 GB storage offers a net capacity of 25 GB for the user, but it can be quickly expanded via (micro) SD cards or USB.

The pro... Full review

TechRadar

There is little that the Asus Transformer Pad can do wrong

from TechRadar
For those looking at a dual-purpose device, something that can be used on the morning commute to watch movies and play games with an easy switch to the creation of a word processing document for work, there is little that the Transformer Pad can do wrong... Full review
PC Pro

Fast and with great battery life, but a dimly lit screen

from PC Pro
The TF701T isn't prohibitively expensive. Remember, for that money you're getting an extra battery, keyboard, and connectivity that's unrivalled among Android tablets, as well as a good dollop of storage, with 32GB as a base. However, with that slightly disappointing display, it doesn't quite hit the heights we'd expect at this price... Full review
Digital Versus

Top-notch responsiveness

from Digital Versus
The Asus Transformer Pad TF701T's keyboard dock makes it a versatile device with monster battery life that can adapt to any situation. Despite a few minor drawbacks, it has higher-than-Retina resolution, it's perfectly responsive and has tons of processing power for web browsing, games and multimedia... Full review
ITProPortal

The pinnacle of Android productivity power

from ITProPortal

There's no denying the raw power and stunning display you get with the Asus TF701 – it's what you don't get that's problematic. You don't get real multitasking. You don't get Microsoft Office or other Windows apps that make the keyboard dock really useful. Hybrid Android devices like previous Transformer Pads made nice proxies for laptops when affordable, portable, and proficient laptops were few and far between. That's no longer the case, though, and as more and more sub-£400 Windows tablets emerge, I suspect we'll start seeing fewer and fewer hybrid Android devices like the TF... Full review

Cnet

Packed with features, but fails to fully satisfy

from Cnet
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... Full review
Expert Reviews

A seriously powerful tablet with the added benefits of a keyboard dock

from Expert Reviews
With a screen that rivals the Google Nexus 10 for clarity, ample performance and a near Vanilla Android experience, Asus has produced a fantastic Android tablet with the TF701T. Whether or not you need the dock will determine whether it’s the right tablet for you. If you’re after something purely for entertainment, £500 is a lot of money compared to cheaper 10in alternatives such as the Sony Xperia Tablet Z or iPad Air. If you do a lot of typing though, and want a tablet more than a laptop, then this a great device... Full review
Android Police

Premium specs, premium rice, budget battery life

from Android Police

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. The proprietary connector is probably necessary because of the power requirements of Tegra 4 and the dock, but I'm still bummed. I also feel like the... Full review

GSMArena

The latest transformer certainly does well to upgrade the predecessor in terms of screen resolution and processing power

from GSMArena
The competition in the tablet market has never been more fierce, but this Transformer seems to have found its own niche. The Windows-RT-powered hybrids will be the real test, with both Surface and Lumia devices bound to heap pressure on droids with a thing for productivity. Yet, Android seems to have a great defense line prepared with Asus and the Transformer Pad... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 21, 2013
Regions available United Kingdom, Europe
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor NVIDIA Tegra4 Quad core 1.9 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB or 64 GB Flash
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 31 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time 13 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.1 x 26.3 x 0.9 cm
(7.1 x 10.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 585 grams
(20.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel Density 299 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, ISO, White balance, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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