Asus Transformer Pad Infinity: Is it a Good Choice?


Before the Infinity came out, the Transformer Prime was its predecessor. While the Prime was a solid tablet, there were problems that really annoyed people. And when you’re spending $500 on a tablet, you expect it to be 100 percent solid.

With a screen that wasn’t that fantastic, GPS and Wi-Fi signals that were terrible, and a top-heavy design when combined with the keyboard dock, the Prime failed to entice people. Sure, a lot of them were sold and people loved them, but there were way too many people who weren’t satisfied with their purchases.

Now enter the Transformer Pad Infinity. This is the tablet that the Transformer Prime should have been right from the start.

You’ll notice that the Infinity looks nearly exactly the same as the Prime, but you’ll notice that a plastic strip has been placed along the top to improve Wi-Fi and GPS signal. Other than that, the designs are the same.

Under the hood, the specs are similar with a 1.6 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor instead of a 1.4 GHz processor found in the Prime. You’ll also find that it still has 1 GB of RAM and the same brushed aluminum back that left people in awe. It truly is one of the best-looking tablets out there, perhaps even THE best-looking tablet out there.

In addition, the screen has been beefed up this time around. You’ll find a 1080p 10.1-inch Super IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The difference between the screen on the Prime and this one is night and day.

Unfortunately, the only area where the Infinity “stumbles”  is in the battery life department. The Prime had about 30 minutes to an hour battery life, as the Infinity will roughly get you nine hours of battery. Still, nine hours is more than enough for most people, so that’s not a big deal.

Here is a list of specs for the reader in a rush:

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 10.1-inch Super IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1200
  • Rated for 9.5 hours of battery life

About the author:

Joe Petchonka writes a number of articles for a number of different blogs dedicated to anything from technology to cars. He also helps NY Toyota dealers write their online classifieds.

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