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Asus Transformer Infinity Tablet Review

Asus knocks it out of the park with the Infinity Tablet.

September 26, 2012
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Controls

Because there are so very few physical controls on the Asus Transformer Infinity, you can expect virtually all of your interaction with the tablet to occur through the capacitive touch screen. Though it's possible to augment the tablet by purchasing the keyboard dock, users that eschew this capability will be quite at home with the responsive touchscreen.

Though the tablet currently runs Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it's not unreasonable to assume that it will be in line to get an update to Jelly Bean in the future. Both operating systems are very fluid and attractive, but Jelly Bean will really give this tablet a huge upgrade in nominal performance. For more on the operating system, check out our Android Explored article.

Connectivity

One of the best things about Asus' line of Transformer tablets is their connectivity options, and the Transformer Infinity gives you the premium package. Sporting an 802.11n wireless card, bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slot, microHDMI out, and the ability to connect to Asus' attachable keyboard, the Transformer Infinity is extremely versatile.

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Battery Life

As it is with most tablets with a huge, bright screen, the Asus Transformer Infinity has some battery issues. In our testing, the Transformer Infinity was able to read an eBook for 4 hours and 34 minutes with the backlight set to full, and all wireless turned off. Additionally, it was able to play one of the worst movies of all time for 5 hours and 19 minutes straight before going dark.

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Overall, this is a fairly poor result for the tablet, especially when you consider that its predecessor, the Asus Tranformer Prime, outlasts it by a huge margin in the video test specifically. We had to run these tests several times, and it really seems that the battery of the Asus Transformer Infinity just seems to struggle with keeping a charge.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  11. Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 Comparison
  12. Google Nexus 7 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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