Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
We’ve said a lot about the ways the keyboard dock blends into the Android ecosystem right now, and now let’s expand more on the actual interface. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with light modifications from Asus that we love. There is no heavy skinning. Instead just minimal adjustments - a brightness setting bar right into settings, a couple of clean-looking widgets and that’s about it.
Ice Cream Sandwich runs mostly smoothly, but if we had to pick nits, we’d say that we did notice a very slight hiccup, something that we don’t see on Jelly Bean. Nearly three months after its launch, the Asus Infinity tablet still hasn’t been updated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (but the update should be coming soon).
The Asus Infinity does ship with minimal bloat, but some of it we actually liked. The pre-installed file manager and SuperNote application proved quite useful.
The tablet is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 with each core clocked at 1.6 GHz. More specifically, you’re looking at T33 Tegra 3 allowing higher clock speeds and that’s where that 1.6 GHz number comes from. Along with it, Asus includes 1GB of RAM with higher than usual memory bandwidth of 6.4GB/s.
On benchmarks the tablet performed very well and despite that high pixel count, it’s possible to get smooth 30fps at 1920x1200-pixel resolution which is great news for gamers.
|Quadrant Standard||AnTuTu||NenaMark 2|
|Asus Transformer Pad Infinity||4204||12693||39,6|
|Lenovo IdeaPad A2109||4011||10769||53,9|
|Toshiba Excite 10||4046||10675||47,7|
|Asus Transformer Pad 300||3872||9551||47,1|
Internet and Connectivity:
The device ships with the stock Android Browser, which worked great and comes with the one big bonus of supporting all sorts of keyboard shortcuts. Normally, we'd switch to Chrome right away, but Chrome for ICS still doesn't support as many shortcuts as the default Internet Browser, plus if you still want Flash support you won't get it in Chrome.
connectivity we were very happy with the excellent Wi-Fi reception of the tablet and in places where smartphones had less bars, the Infintiy had full bars. A slight disappointment is the lack of 5 GHz WiFi-N band for ultra-fast networks. GPS, Bluetooth and HDMI are also on board for easy connectivity.
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- Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 32 GB