Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
A high class tablet PC
The Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is truly the first tablet today that has a full high definition screen. There are two versions: one costs $499 and it features 32GB and the other has a price of $599 and it sports 64GB. Our review will tell you more about this new gadget.
10.1 inch display
There is absolutely no difference in design between the Transformer Prime and Asus’ latest Transformer Pad Infinity. On the front is the same beautiful 10.1″ touchscreen and bezel painted black. The display is covered in Gorilla Glass, which automatically means protection against accidents. The rear of this tablet is made of aluminum. Measurements are 10.4″ x 7.1″ x 0.33″; the weight is 1.3 pounds. In the tests we performed, we carried the Transformer Pad Infinity without breaking our backs.
On the device’s rounded sit the following ports: one microHDMI, one 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, 2 docking ports, a microSD card slot and one connector port.
The screen is an amazing 10.1 with 1920 x 1200 pixels of resolution. This full HD touchscreen has better pixel density than the Prime was 1280 x 800. Image quality was stunning. Colors were very bright and crisp. Skin tones on the Transformer Pad TF700 were very realistic. Sharpness was also excellent.
Two display modes
The new Asus tablet supports the same 2 display modes: Super IPS+ and Standard IPS. The latter is best used when you have the tablet inside; the former works very well when you use the gadget in your garden, because it makes brightness amazing. We did not have issues with holding the tablet in direct sunlight. If you press down with firmness on the screen, the image will look distorted. But that goes once you lock or unlock the display.
The virtual keyboard that the Infinity model uses is very similar to the one on the Transformer Prime and the one used on the stock Android version. The spacebar button, though, is larger here. We got fast feedback from it. The predictive text feature never failed to work very well. A Swype-style trace feature is also present; it is accurate enough. For people who don’t want a virtual keyboard, the tablet can also work with a keyboard dock, but you have to buy it separately.
The processor on this model is an Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 T33. From games to web surfing, the Its performance was top notch. Load times were very fast, thanks to its 1.6GHz (for the 2 to 4 of its cores running at a given time) and 1.7-GHz (when only 1 core is used). Our synthetic benchmarks showed that CPU put on a very good show.
64GB internal storage
There are 64GB of onboard storage in Infinity TF700 tablet. They can be extended to a grand total of 32GB with the help of the tablet’s microSD card slot.
In our real-world testing, however, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity was a champ.
The 2MP cam on the front sports an improved aperture: F2.2. The photos we took with it looked excellent. The camera sitting on the back behaved very well when we recorded videos in 1080p.
Our LAPTOP Battery analysis told us that the device could last for 7 hours and 20 minutes when the brightness of the screen was set at 40% and the Internet was open. That is very good compared to other tablets in its category. But the third-generation iPad continues to rule this segment with its over 10 hours of battery life.
The Asus Tran former Pad Infinity TF700 will prompt you into buying it asap. It has many pros and fewer cons than compared to rivaling brands.