Meet the Asus Transformer TF700 tablet hybrid which ships with a keyboard docking station and costs £599 at Amazon. This device, which we reviewed back in October, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be upgraded to Jelly Bean.
It runs on a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 system-on-chip clocked at 1.6GHz, with 1GB of RAM (the same as the £159 Google Nexus 7), a 10.1in Super IPS+ display with a 1,920x1,080 resolution, one which has a brightness of 600nits, a viewing angle of 178 degrees and Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
It can also transform into an ultra portable laptop thanks to a keyboard docking station with a full QWERTY island-style layout.
That dock includes a built in SD card reader, a USB port and can increase the tablet’s battery life up to 14 hours.
Other features of the TF700 include an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and a F/2.2 aperture, a 5-element lens and a hybrid IR filter.
The tablet also includes Asus’ Sonicmaster technology, a new app called SuperNote, 8GB free storage (for a lifetime) courtesy of Asus’ WebStorage, Polaris Office 3.0, all packed in a chassis that’s 8.5mm thick.