Update July 4th
Engadget has a huge review of the new TF700T. Here is a little piece of the review.
You’ve seen this tablet before — and no, we’re not referring to the time we handled it at Mobile World Congress. Everything about the TF700 — the thin shape, that spun metal lid, the gold and purple color options — is reminiscent of the original Transformer Prime. With the device powered off, the only noticeable difference is that the back cover now has a thin strip of plastic stretching across the top, presumably to improve signal reception. Otherwise, it’s as sturdy and well-built as any other Transformer tablet, though it’s slightly chubbier at 1.3 pounds / 0.33 inches thick (versus 1.28 pounds / 0.32 inches for the Prime). Does that extra hundredth of an inch make a difference? Not for us, anyway.
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Update June 26th
The Android tablet will start at $499 for 32GB, with the 64GB version going for $599.The detachable keyboard dock will sell separately for $149. Hopefully this drives down the price of the TF 300 Series by a hundred dollars, because once these TF700′s are out, no one will want the TF300′s. Its a fact… Asus definitely has some competition on its midst, with the Windows Surface and Google Nexus 7, and of course the lovely iPad. If anything I am going to wait to see how pre-orders go, I wouldn’t get the 64GB version, its a premium buy, the 32GB edition has an SD slot as well, so in the end you can put 32 or maybe 64GB SD card into that… for a total of 64 or 96GB respectively. Also expect to see Android 4.1 “JellyBean” released soon after the tablet hits the streets, you know Asus will release an update for their tablets relatively early.
A bunch of news comes straight from the Unofficial FaceBook Fan Page!
Also here is more backing info!
You didn’t think ASUS pushed its souped up Transformer slate through federal approval for the sake of its health, did you? No, if Best Buy’s online store has anything to say about it, the Transformer Pad Infinity’s FCC excursion was preparing it for sale. It’s not quite ready yet, but when it is, Best Buy will apparently be handing the slab out for $599 and change, netting buyers 64GB of storage, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and a 1,920 x 1,200 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display. source Android Authority
Want to be kept up to date on all the latest, head on over to the Unofficial FaceBook page, I can’t even keep up with the thousand fans posting there!