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When we got our first look at the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity back at Mobile World Congress, we were promised a 4G LTE version to go alongside the Wifi-only tablet, and today at IFA 2012, we got our first look at the 4G-powered Infinity at the Vodafone booth.

On the outside, there's little to separate the 4G LTE version from its cheaper Wifi-only sibling -- same design, same connectors, same delicious full HD 1080p IPS screen. Interestingly, although the original Infinity's been upgraded to Jelly Bean in some territories, the pre-release TF700KL on the show floor was still rocking Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The internals have been switched around a bit too -- instead of the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU in the Wifi version, the LTE model features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4. As we've seen in other devices, this doesn't make a huge difference -- the 4G Infinity is just as nippy as the vanilla TF700.

The big difference here is connectivity -- 4G LTE support enables super-fast speeds on-the-go, and testing the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL at Vodafone's booth, we averaged around 50Mbps down and 10Mbps up, though in some cases transfer speeds reached as high as 80Mbps down and 35Mbps up. That's probably a long way off what you'll see on real-world 4G networks, though it certainly does highlight the potential of the technology. That technology comes with a hefty price tag, though, as the TF700KL will cost a whopping €819.90 when it launches in Germany.

We've got a few more photos of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL 4G LTE after the break.

There are 6 comments

wctaylor79 says:

Original infinity still on ICS.. The 300 is on JB.. :-)

plunder says:

I have a TF300T and received the JB update last Friday, bit of a surprise. Runs OK, some things work better and smoother. The ASUS firmware is not as robust as my Samsung devices, I wonder if dealing with the keyboard dock is part of the problem.

If you use the Android JB on-screen keyboard settings and then connect the keyboard dock, some keys deliver incorrect results. You have to use the ASUS on-screen keyboard setting, or alter this setting each time you want the JB on-screen keyboard.

crxssi says:

>" Interestingly, although the original Infinity's been upgraded to Jelly Bean, the pre-release TF700KL on the show floor was still rocking Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich."

That sounds just about normal when comparing two tablets- one WiFi and one 3/4G...

slybarman says:

The article is not correct. The original infinity has NOT yet been upgraded to jelly bean, the TF300 was.

Oops - wctaylor beat me to it. :)

F4tB4st4rd says:

"Beelzebub's got a devil put aside for me, for me, for meeeee....", if i spend that much money on ANY tablet!

Davest says:

Wow...fact check much? I about swallowed my tongue when I read that the Infinity had been updated to JB, spent ten minutes searching for it, only to find that this was inaccurate.