Vodafone Germany has just announced the LTE version of the famous ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity tablet, that sports a Full HD display. Known as the TF700KL, the new model will be shown next week at IFA 2012 Berlin. The tablet will be priced at $1,026 without contract or $213 on contract. Pricey, right?

This LTE monster keeps the same specs as the original unit, with an optional keyboard dock, a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an 8 megapixel camera and more than enough storage. This is the second famous ASUS tablet to receive a LTE version lately, after the Transformer Pad TF300 got the same treatment and became the TF300TL. No idea when the TF700KL will hit the market, but I’m sure the Berlin IFA event will reveal more.

I am extremely curious to know how much the battery on the new Infinity Pad will be affected by LTE. It either loses an hour or two of its functioning time or simply it comes with a brand new battery, that’s probably bulkier and offers the same battery life. Is it worth to spend $1000 on this baby? What do you think? You could get 5 Nexus 7 units for the same price, you know?

  • DeianStancu

    I don’t think battery will be bigger, it would come to an another design, but Infinity KL is same as TF700, so you’ll lose more than an hour.
    TF700 already has poor battery (under 7 hours with WiFi on), but it’s a very good product with a good CPU (Tegra 3). TF700KL has a different CPU (S4 but not Pro version), perhaps if they lower the price with 200 euros at least, if will make a desired product.
    Apple iPad3 is cheaper, way cheaper, with many 2560×1600 resolution games, Android has no fullHD games yet. And iPad battery lasts 3 hours longer.
    If I want to watch movies on a fullHD screen, perhaps a Zenbook will be a better choice.
    Zenbook is a splendid product, about same price as this “netbook”

    Asus, if you expect to sell in third world countries like mine, lower the price.