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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

The Transformer range is back to take on the iPad

Our Verdict

Asus has crafted the definitive hybrid. A stunning screen, Tegra 3 power and excellent keyboard are all reasons to buy.

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1920 x 1200
  • Processor Core : Quad-core (4 Core)
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 8 Megapixel

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For

  • Full HD resolution
  • Excellent battery life
  • MicroSD connectivity
  • Keyboard dock

Against

  • Tinny speakers
  • Chassis doesn't stay cool
  • Camera options could be improved
  • Pricey

Although Asus has installed a few useful apps and widgets for navigating the Transformer Pad Infinity, it hasn't pre-loaded any games onto the tablet.

Instead, Nvidia's TegraZone shortcut is waiting for you on the home screen to take you to a selection of the finest Android games available.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

Gaming is where the quad-core Tegra 3 processor really comes into its own. There are a few games on the Google Play store designed specifically for the Tegra 3 processor, thanks to some pretty detailed 3D graphics. We spent plenty of time with Zen Pinball THD, a 3D pinball game designed for Tegra 3 devices.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

Whether or not you enjoy gaming on a tablet largely comes down to using the touchscreen. It's not as intuitive or as enjoyable as using a controller, or physical buttons such as on the PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS, but in terms of graphical ability, tablets such as the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity now offer a viable alternative to games consoles.

Of course, the beauty of gaming on Android is that there are plenty of casual games to enjoy for five or 10 minutes on your commute.

Even though the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity can handle the 3D grunt of titles such as Tiki Kart 3D and Temple Run, there's always the option to kick back with a casual game like Cut the Rope or Angry Birds.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

The sheer amount of apps available from the Google Play store is staggering, and you won't struggle to fill the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with your favourite downloads.

Whether you're a news junkie, media fanatic or just a big gamer, you're going to find all you need inside Google's emporium.

Because the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity comes with a ready-made keyboard dock, it doubles as almost a netbook-like device, so if you're interested in working on a tablet, but have been put off by touchscreen keyboards, then this is the answer.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

You're given a full version of Polaris Office, which will enable you to open, edit and share office documents such as word files, spreadsheets and presentations.

Like anything else, there are rival office apps on the Google Play market. Two of the big hitters are Quickoffice and OfficeSuite, although these will set you back around £10 (around $15.50).

Needless to say, the keyboard also comes in useful for emails, and you have the standard Gmail app pre-installed, as well as a generic email app to connect your chosen mailbox to.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

The rest of the apps available out of the box include the usual range of Android offerings such as Maps, Google+ and Google Press Reader – among others.

You'll also find a File Manager app pre-installed that enables you to navigate through the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and move or delete files.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity64 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time9.50 Hour
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyEee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourAmethyst Gray
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1920 x 1200
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)598 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologySuper IPS+
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Height180.8 mm
Width263 mm
Depth8.5 mm
Screen ModeWUXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesTransformer Pad Infinity TF700T
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelTF700T-1B100A
Product NameEee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-1B100A Tablet
Product LineEee Pad
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberTF700T-1B100A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing InformationThe slimmest and lightest 1920x1200 resolution Full HD Android Tablet

Feeling unsatisfied with the quality of an average screen? An upgrade to a FHD screen is what you need. The 1920x1200 resolution is more exquisite and offers more details for a Full HD visual experience. The Super IPS+ offers 600nits of ultra bright backlight so it can be read easily, even under sunlight, at angles up to 178° wide. Screen toughness is also not a problem. As the 1st tablet with the latest generation Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 , the Infinity offers improved screen impact resistance so it'll look great even after extended usage. Get immersed in entertainment on the Transformer Pad Infinity!

Package Contents
  • Eee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-1B100A Tablet
  • AC Adapter