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Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
Like the Tap 11, the Transformer Pad TF701T comes with a detachable keyboard and touchpad that also contains a USB 3.0 port, SDXC slot, and built-in battery to extend the tablet's time between recharging. It runs Android, however, and is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core processor. The 10.1-inch screen has an ultra-high resolution of 2,560x1,600, and it can be propped up for easier viewing with the optional TransCover case. Though price and release dates are still forthcoming, the premium quality of the Transformer Pad TF701T means Asus won't sell it cheap.
Panasonic 4K Toughpad
If you're looking for a premium -- and super-sized -- Windows 8 tablet for your business, Panasonic's new 4K Toughpad could be your answer. Announced back at CES, the massive -- and massively priced -- 20-inch Toughpad was presented in more detail at IFA. As its name suggests, it features 3,840x2,560 resolution and lets you use all 10 fingers on its touchscreen. An Intel Core i5 processor will power either of two configurations: one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive, the other with double the memory and storage. A digital pen is among optional equipment. A tablet for professionals through and through, the base 4K Toughpad will sell for an astounding $6,000 when it's launched in November, with the more powerful version obviously even more expensive.
Acer Iconia A3
Those in the market for something a little less expensive than the Toughpad might appreciate Acer's Iconia A3, a 10-inch companion to the 7.9-inch Iconia A1 budget Android tablet. As a cheaper alternative to Google's Nexus 10, the A3 pales in terms of resolution (a pedestrian 1,280x800) and, according to CNET's hands-on eval, build quality. But it also appears to be about $100 cheaper, though it may not reach these shores. Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will get a chance to purchase the Iconia A3 in October.