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The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity – a review

and I also bought shoes, but that’s irrelevant.

I finally Received my ASUS Tablet that i was waiting for so long, you can check a Pro unboxing Article Here.

here are the Specs of this Tablet:

  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU running @1.6 GHz
  • 10.1 inch Full HD IPS+ touch screen
  • Running Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich
  • 1GB DDR3 Ram
  • 32GB Storage, and optional MicroSD card.
  • WiFi only, no 3G connectivity.
  • Comes with optional Full QWERTY attachable Keyboard

 

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to me this tablet is THE best available in the market right now, the only challenger is the Nexus 7, a smaller more affordable tablet that is also made by ASUS, it was the tablet I was going for but then I decided to go for more performance, and the keyboard was a great selling point to me.

 

The Tablet Overall feel:

I like the weight and Size of the tablet, the 10.1 inch size and the slim design are really comfortable in my hands, its a bit heavy if you wanna lay down and hold it up but it’s not too annoying, the controls are smooth, the speed and performance are amazing, all the buttons and stuff are in the right places, its a joy to use really.

 

The Screen ♥:

this is my favorite part, ever since I got the Tablet I’ve been throwing at it all kinds of Apps and Videos and pictures to see how good it looks on the Screen, and it NEVER FAILS, everything looks absolutely wonderful and crisp on the 1920X1200 resolution, although i have to say the Retina Screen on the new iPad might be more Detailed, but i thing it cannot match the brightness and clarity of this screen, and the colors are probably even better on the ASUS, I need to compare it :P

the other aspect which I love about the screen is the Corning Gorilla Glass, I can basically use this Tablet as a coaster, or even throw my keys at the screen and its very durable and scratch resistant, it does show some smudges and finger prints, but that easily goes away with a little wipe.

 

The Battery Life:

while messing around with tablet I kept my eye on the battery, on the box it says 9.5hours of use, with my heavy use I downloaded and installed (then removed) apps, I played High Definition videos, browsed a lot and played many games, and after 6 hours it had %20.

so i would say with heavy use you can expect 7 to 8 hours of battery life, and with the keyboard attached that can be 12 or more hours, basically I can use the Inifinity Pad without worrying or thinking about the battery running out, with high performance and IPS+ mode on the screen brightness settings you can expect a bit less time, but its still great.

 

The Android Experience:

I guess its what you would expect from Icecream Sandwich(Ver. 4.0) on a tablet and the Jelly bean (Ver. 4.1) update is coming out right now and it should be even much smoother and with added features, one thing extra though is that the NVIDIA Market, it gives you the apps and games that use your tablet the best, and although this was available on the Transformer Prime but I still think its a great feature that enables you to use the tablet to its full potential.

 

The Camera:

I will be honest I don’t care much for the camera in fact I haven’t tried it at all, LOL.

I know many people care about the camera but all I can say here is that it has a front and back camera and Maybe I will Snap some pics and post them here later so you can see the quality of the images.

 

 Conclusion:

this being my first Tablet, I don’t really know what to expect, but I’m quite happy with my purchase ( I got it from Amazon) and I’m looking forward for many many hours filled with entertainment from this tablet, i love the build quality and the overall performance of the tablet, but its not what you would call a computer replacement, and as far as tablets go in my opinion, it’s still not the perfect tablet, and neither is the iPad BTW (in case you were an Apple fan reading this :P).

 

Pros:

+Amazing screen in all aspects.

+Great Battery Life.

+High performance high end tablet.

+Keyboard accessory makes it more amazing.

 

Cons:

– no 3G available (correct me if I’m wrong)

– Very expensive

– didn’t come with Android 4.1 (Jellybean) but its coming

-the USB for charging is not standard (applies to most tablets though)

 

Links:

  • Official Image gallery for the Transformer Pad Infinity [Here]
  • In-depth review of the Transformer Pad Infinity [Here]
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