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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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Google Nexus 7

Device & Specs

Obviously, a 7-inch tablet is going to be much different than a much larger one, but that doesn't mean the Nexus7 is any less impressive: its processor, internal storage, and screen go toe-to-toe with the larger Transformer Infinity tablet in many respects, and even exceed its performance in others. However, the 7-inch form factor isn't for everyone: many people prefer the larger 10.1-inch size, and will make their decisions based on that.

Screen

While the screen on the Google tablet is about half the size of the Asus Transformer Infinity 's, it has a better color gamut, great DPI, and good contrast. If screen performance is your thing, only the new iPad tops the Google tablet so far.

Battery

Perhaps because of its smaller screen size, or maybe it's just because it has an oversized battery, the Nexus7 lasts longer in both reading eBooks and watching videos by a large margin.

eReader

Because of its smaller size, the Nexus7 functions very well as an eReader, and its battery allows you to read for much longer, too.

Internet

Given that the Nexus7 is supported by Google and has the latest and greatest hardware and software features (including NFC), it's hard to compete. Unless you actually want to use flash, which is not supported by Android 4.1 and above. While users who like to watch flash animations might lament this fact, they can still get them on devices runningAndroid 4.0 and earlier (like the Asus Transformer Infinity).

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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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