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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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Video Controls

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has a very convenient stock video player built into the operating system that appears over your content as a semi-transparent overlay that disappears after you stop using it for a couple seconds. The controls are very basic: a play/pause icon, and a scrub bar will allow you to perform most of what you want to do with your clip.

Video Management

Videos can be stored locally on the device, or you can keep a library on the Google Play Store through the Play Movies app. While you do have that big hard drive (for a tablet), it is nice to keep some of those files elsewhere to clear up room for other things.

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Video Formats

Much like how Android deals with file formatting issues with music and eBooks, you can always download a new video player if you find that part of your library isn't supported by the existing codes on your device. Moboplayer and MX Player are apps that support most video formats used on a tablet, and those can be found in the Play Store if you're looking for better file support.

Internet Video

Google has long since acquired YouTube, and as such, just about every tablet on the market with an Android logo somewhere on the packaging has the YouTube app running on it. You can stream video clips, manage your account, or power through existing video playlists regardless of the content.

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Video Battery Life

While it can give you up to 5 hours and 19 minutes of video playback, the Asus Transformer Infinity is a little on the weak side for battery life. It should be enough for a movie while the TV is in the shop, but not much else. This result was found by turning all wireless off as well, so you can expect battery performance to go down if you like to stream movies rather than load them onto the hard drive.

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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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