Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is an upcoming Android tablet from the Taiwan tech maker. The tablet stands out its predecessors with an excellent physical design and a high resolution display. The tablet can easily steal the hearts of customers with high-speed mobile broadband support, lower price and the tablet/keyboard combo. For business users, the 10.1-inch tablet is a great product, because they can use it for many enterprise purposes like preparing a doc and composing a mail on the go.
ASUSTeK introduced the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer with the standard tablet/keyboard combo. It was later upgraded with the Transformer Prime that features a quad-core CPU and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is on way; the machine resembles the former two pieces in design and specs. The latest version of the Transformer series is set to appear in U.K. stores for a price of £600 by the end of August.
In its clamshell form, the Transformer Pad Infinity looks like a small and thin notebook. Yes, with its keyboard dock, the machine looks quite wonderful. The Asus tablet has the dimensions of 263 x 180.8 x 8.5mm and it weighs at just 586 grams. Well, the tablet is slimmer at 8.5mm and lighter also. Asus sells the mobile dock with a standard QWERTY keyboard and trackpad, which will let you make the tablet look like a notebook.
Performance and innards
The tablet comes with a large display. Yes, similar to its predecessors the machine has a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen that features a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels at 224 ppi. The screen resists scratches thanks to Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 technology. Under the hood, the Asus tablet is equipped with a dual core 1.5GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 225 graphical processor and 1GB of RAM.
As far as data storage is taken into account, Asus has rolled out three memory variants for the tablet; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Further, you have 32GB microSD slot for expanding memory using external sticks. Worthy options for network connectivity are necessary for a tablet. The Transformer Pad Infinity is to come with all major connectivity options that include GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA and 4G LTE. Also you have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 and one USB 2.0 port on the tablet.
When it comes to camera, the tablet sports a powerful 8-megapixel rear camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus and LED flash. You can also geo-tag the images and videos taken by the device. A secondary camera of 2-megapixel will help you make video calls. Moreover, the tablet supports HTML5, Adobe Flash and GPS and it comes in a pair of body colors; silver and purple.
Pros and Cons: To count a few remarkable features of the device, the Pad Infinity has an excellent two-piece form factor, high resolution IPS display, long power backup thanks to a secondary battery in keyboard dock and support for USB, SD and microSD. There are a few shortfalls also. Charging the device is only possible via a proprietary 40-pin port. Plus, it is relatively heavier and expensive as well.