Google's hardware partners figured out that lower priced slates are where the real money is at, but if you're more interested in a premium, non-iPad tablet and are willing to pay more for a higher end device, Asus has your back. The company introduced its new Transformer Pad TF701T, a 10.1-inch Android tablet rocking a 2560x1600 resolution and Nvidia's latest and greatest Tegra 4 quad-core processor with 72-core GeForce GPU.
This display is an IGZO-TFT type with reduced energy consumption and a wide color gamut. According to Asus, it has excellent daylight visibility and a wide 178-degree viewing angle.
Other features include a 1.2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage plus 5GB of Asus Webstorage, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro HDMI output, 2-in-1 audio jack, microSD card reader, and a battery that's good for up to 13 hours of use.
An optional dock adds a full-size keyboard, USB 3.0 port, and SD card reader. Without the dock, the Transformer Pad measures 263mm (W) by 180.8mm (D) by 8.9mm (H) and weighs 585g.