Asus Transformer Prime TF700T Review (Gaming Performance and Benchmarks)

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Asus Transformer Prime TF700T Review (Gaming Performance and Benchmarks)Hi guys, welcome back!!

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Asus Transformer Prime TF700T benchmarks and gaming performance

Okay then, enough with the Christmas and new year, now let’s get to the main point of this article.

Just a while ago, i’ve already showed you one tablet from Asus called Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE or Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, an Android tablet with some pretty high end specs like a 1920x1200 pixel display, 8MP camera, LTE connectivity but some mediocre internal hardware like a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 GPU.

Overall, i’m not really impressed with the whole thing about that tablet, especially with its hardware specs that leaves a lot to be desired, especially for those wanting a powerful productivity tablet with great performance.

That tablet really contradicts with the other tablet that i’ve also already reviewed a few weeks ago called Asus Transformer Pad TF701T that comes with Tegra 4, 2GB of RAM, 72-core GPU, a 2560x1600 pixel display, which really blew me away.

This time, i have another tablet in the same flag as Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700K that i want to share to you in this review.

If you’re eager to know more about this tablet, then here you go the review of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

But as usual, before we jump straight to my personal review, let me give you first the brief introduction of this tablet. Enjoy

Introduction

Asus Transformer Prime TF700T ReviewInterestingly, this tablet also has the similar name just like the previous tablet that i just reviewed a while ago.

This one is called Asus Transformer Prime TF700T but it’s released on the market as Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700, which is weird because the recent tablet that i just showed you earlier was also called Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700.

So in order to avoid confusion, then let’s just call this second tablet as Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

Similar with the earlier tablet, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T actually shares the same kind of specs just like Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE.

They both have the same 10.1-inch 1920x1200 pixel display, 8MP camera, 1GB of RAM, the same QWERTY keyboard dock and other similar standard features.

Well, that’s not really surprising given that they both are released under the same exact name “Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700” and the only thing that makes them different is the LTE support, which can’t be found on this Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

The good news is, despite not having the LTE support, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is still every bit as good as Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700.

In fact, i believe Asus Transformer Prime TF700T can be a much better choice than Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and even a better performing tablet given that Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is packing some specs that are considered as better and higher then the ones found on Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700, like a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 12-core of GeForce ULP GPU, which makes this tablet a great gaming tablet.

Design

When it comes to design, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is actually not a huge departure from the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700.

They actually look really identical one to another, with both having the same size of bezels and same shape of rounded corners.

Asus Transformer Prime TF700T Review

In fact, their keyboard dock also look similar, although the keyboard dock of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T looks a bit dark, while the keyboard dock of Asus Transformer Pad Infinity looks more elegant with metal alike finish all over the place.

But overall, they both just look the same to me.

There are just not many differences that can be found on both of these tablets.

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  • Released 2012, July as Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700
  • Optional mobile dock with standard QWERTY keyboard and trackpad
  • 10.1 inch Super IPS+ LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 1920 x 1200 pixels, (~224 ppi pixel density)
  • ASUS Waveshare UI
  • Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 T33 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU
  • ULP GeForce GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • microSD card slot for up to 32 GB
  • 32/64 GB Internal storage
  • No GPRS
  • No EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • No Radio
  • GPS
  • Java
  • HDMI port
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Android OS, v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Non-removable Li-Po battery (25 Wh)
Being released under the same flag as Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700, then the overall specs of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T can be considered as equal one to another.

Both are sporting the same 10.1-inch 1920x1200 pixel display, the same 8MP camera, the same 2MP front-facing camera, the same 1GB of RAM and pretty much everything on these 2 tablets are just the same.

Weirdly though, there are some sectors that make them different.

And they are the processor or CPU and the GPU of both tablets.

As the predecessor, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T comes with hardware specs that i think are better than the ones found on the sequel.

Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is packing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.9GHz per core, 1GB of RAM and 12-core GeForce ULP GPU.

On the other hand, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE, which is the sequel model, comes with a dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 GPU.

I think this is kind of weird because for me personally, Tegra 3 quad-core processor on Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is better than the dual-core Snapdragon chip on Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE.

Besides, based on many reviews, Tegra 3 tablets like Google Nexus 7 (2012 edition) or Windows RT (2012) are better when handling graphical demanding games.

I don’t know about the gaming performance of Adreno 225 tablet like Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE, so i can't make an argument about which tablet is better for gaming.

But personally, i still think that Tegra 3 tablet like Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is great for gaming than Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 because i’ve already seen the gaming performance review of Tegra 3 tablet, Google Nexus 7, and this tablet performs really great when playing games, even the latest games like Asphalt 8 or GTA Vice City.

But we’ll talk more on that later on the gaming performance section below.

Screen

Just like the sequel, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T comes with the same exact 10.1-inch display sporting the resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, which obviously looks sharp and clear for a 10-inch tablet like this one.

So everything that you throw on the screen of this tablet will definitely look sharp and clear in normal view.

What makes it even better is, this tablet is packing a 10.1-inch screen, which is huge.

So if you love reading books, browsing the web or reading magazines, this tablet will deliver a satisfying experience to you, so you'll never need to do zoom in/out gesture anymore because the text, images and anything on the screen will look sharp and clear.

For your information, some of 7-inch tablets like Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and Kindle Fire HDX 7 actually already adopt this same kind of display on their 7-inch screens.

And they both were released last year around the second to third quarter of 2013.

Meanwhile, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T was released back then in 2012, which was 2 years ago.

So with that being said, then the 1920x1200 pixel display on this Asus Transformer Prime TF700T can be considered as really good for 2012’s tablet market.

The good news is, even until the end of last year, it’s still really rare to see tablets with 2.5K display or 2560x1600 pixel display and only Google Nexus 10, Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 edition), Kobo Arc 10HD and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 that sport this high resolution 2.5K display.

Therefore, the display of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is still considered as pretty good for today’s standards, but not great.

User Interface

Just like any other Asus Transformer tablets out there, the highlight of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is definitely its productivity-related features.

Accompanied with the keyboard dock, this tablet can be your perfect companion whenever you want to do your productivity needs like simple computation homework or writing papers.

Some of features like Office docs or any simple productivity features can be found on this tablet.

I personally think that this tablet is definitely a great choice for content writers, authors or bloggers out there who are looking for a simple productivity tablet, which doesn't fall entirely to the serious productivity tablet category, like Microsoft Surface Pro or Windows 8 tablets.

Therefore, don’t expect this tablet to be just like Microsoft Surface or any other Windows tablets out there given that Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is only designed as the simplified version of productivity tablet.

So if you’re looking for more serious productivity tablet with full-fledged features just like your laptop, then i suggest you to pick up either Microsoft Surface Pro or any Windows 8 Pro tablets like Sony Vaio or Lenovo Yoga tablets.

Performance

When it comes to performance, i personally prefer this tablet than the sequel, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 because Asus Transformer Prime TF700T comes with Tegra 3 processor, which was one of my favorite mobile processors in 2012, besides Snapdragon S4 Pro.

So with this chipset equipped, the whole performance of this tablet will no doubt be smooth and fast just like the 2012’s Google Nexus 7.

However, given that the first model of Google Nexus 7 is only packing a 720p display or 1280x720 pixel display, compared to the much higher 1920x1200 pixel display on the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, then the performance of this Asus Transformer tablet will not be as fast as Google Nexus 7 because the chipset will be tasked to deliver more pixels to the screen.

But overall, for doing some heavy weight tasks like watching HD movies, browsing some heavy web pages or playing some graphics intense games, this tablet definitely can deliver you a good performance for daily tasks.

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As for gaming, i think this is one of the strongest points of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

With the internal hardware like Tegra 3, 1GB of RAM and 12-core GPU, then this tablet can be a good gaming tablet, if not great.

I’ve seen some latest games like Asphalt 8: Airborne, GTA Vice City or Modern Combat 4 run great on 2012’s Google Nexus 7 (not the 2013 edition).

However, as for the Asphalt 8, this game runs pretty laggy on Google Nexus 7 even in medium graphics, while GTA Vice City runs great but not in full graphics.

However, if these games are played on Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, then i don’t think this tablet can deliver such a great gaming performance when playing these graphically demanding games given that this Asus Transformer tablet is packing a much higher resolution 1920x1200 pixel display, compared to the 1280x720 pixels on 2012’s Google Nexus 7, so the games will likely run pretty laggy because there are more pixels that are tasked on the Tegra 3 chipset on Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

But for some older games like Asphalt 7: Heat, Modern Combat 3, ShadowGun, Dead Trigger 1, Real Racing 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, i do think that these games can be played smoothly and perfectly in full graphics on Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

I know – maybe there are some lags or frame drops on games like Need for Speed or ShadowGun, but they’re not gonna be noticeable on this tablet.

However, if you’re looking for a great productivity tablet with keyboard dock but also has a great gaming performance, i strongly suggest you to pick up Asus Transformer Pad TF701T with Tegra 4 instead.

It’s maybe more expensive than Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, but you just can’t go wrong when buying this tablet.

It has some powerful specs like a 2560x1600 pixel display or 2.5K display, Tegra 4, 2GB of RAM, 72-core GeForce ULP GPU, 5MP camera and some other great goodies on it.



Anyway guys, if you want to know more about the gaming performance of Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, including what games that will run on this tablet, check out my YouTube video playlist or Pinterest page. :)


Camera

It’s good to hear that Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is packing an 8MP camera on the back.

As for the quality of photos and videos taken with the camera of this tablet, i think it’s going to be satisfying for you because i’ve already seen some reviews of a cheap $150 tablet Asus Memo Pad 7 HD and this cheap tablet is able to take great photos and videos with its 5MP camera.

So if a cheap tablet like Asus Memo Pad 7 HD can take some great shots with its 5MP camera, then you can except to see so much better photos and videos taken with the 8MP camera on Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

Battery Life

Just like the sequel, Asus Transformer Prime TF700T also comes with the same battery capacity of 25Wh.

And given that this tablet is designed as a productivity tablet, plus it’s running Android OS, not the full-fledged Windows 8 Pro OS, then Asus will definitely put some great efforts on the battery sector of this tablet by making it last longer for some heavy use.

So if you intend to use this tablet for some mixed normal use like for watching HD movies, playing games, reading books, browsing the web or reading magazines combined, then you can expect to see this tablet last around 9 to 15 hours in mixed usage.

However, if you’re using this tablet for doing some heavy intense usage without resting the screen, like playing games in the row or watching HD movies in marathon, then the battery life of this tablet will likely last around 6 to 8 hours.

But given the fact that Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is packing a 10.1-inch display with 1920x1200 pixel resolution, which will push more pixels to the screen, then the battery life will likely be lower than 6 hours in heavy intense usage.

But this is still considered as good though, if not great, for a 10.1-inch tablet with an HD resolution.

Conclusion

So in conclusion, i do really think that Asus Transformer Prime TF700T is a pretty good tablet, especially for 2012’s tablet market.

It has a great performance, thanks to the Tegra 3, 1GB of RAM and 12-core GPU, it has a great HD and huge display, it has a great 8MP camera that obviously better than the cheaper $150 tablet Asus Memo Pad 7 HD that is already able to take some great shots, and the most importantly, it has the keyboard dock, which is gonna be really useful for accommodating your hobby of writing or doing some productivity tasks or computation homework.

So overall, i think this tablet is a pretty good tablet in productivity tablet category.

However, if you’re looking for another alternative that is better than Asus Transformer Prime TF700T in many ways, especially in gaming performance, i strongly recommend you to pick up Asus Transformer Pad TF701T with Tegra 4 instead.

Besides the Tegra 4 chipset, it also comes with 2GB of RAM, 72-core of GeForce ULP GPU, a full HD 2560x1600 pixel display, the keyboard dock, 5MP camera and some other great specs that are better than Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

Not to mention, this tablet is also capable to run many latest games like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Dead Trigger 2, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GT Racing 2, Real Racing 3 and Need for Speed Most Wanted, all in smooth performance and full graphics.

So it’s just not that hard for me to recommend you this tablet rather than Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

However, if you’re not a big fan of tablet games and only want to have a great productivity tablet with great performance, then Asus Transformer Prime TF700T can still be a good choice for you.

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