Review of Asus Transformer Pad Infinity tablet
Are you thinking of buying the latest Asus Transformer Pad Infinity which has been announced in the first week of June 2013? You can wait for the release of Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, which may be released in India any time during the third quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, you can read this article to know the features and specifications of Asus Transformer Pad Infinity.
Supported networks, SIM, Keypad, release date
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is not a GSM device. Therefore, it does not support any GSM networks anywhere in the world. Consequently, there is no provision of SIM in the pad. There is an optional mobile dock made, available in this Asus pad. The pad is equipped with a standard QWERTY keyboard and trackpad. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has been announced in the first week of June, 2013. There is no official information about its launch date. But, there are indications that, this can be released at any time during 2013.
Size and weight
This table has dimensions of 263.0 x 180.8 x 8.5 mm. This means that, it is incredibly slim with a thickness of 8.5 mm. The weight of this tablet is 598 grams. This shows that, the gadget is conveniently light too.
The display size of the tablet is 10.1 inches. It has a Super IPS LCD, capacitive multi touchscreen with 16M colours. The display resolution is WUXGA full HD 1900x1200 pixels. The pixel density is 299 ppi. These features lead us to conclude that, the display is very clear and bright with LED Backlit screen and 600 nits brightness. It supports 10 finger multi-touch. The screen is protected by one of the best screen protecting glass called, Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Sound and memory features
This tablet comes with a stereo loudspeaker. It has a 2-in-1 dual purpose 3.5 mm audio jack for headphone and mic-in. There is a microSD HDMI port. The on-board memory available is 32GB. However, it can be expanded up to 64GB, via microSD card. For easy multi-tasking and functionality, the RAM provided in Transformer Pad Infinity is DDR3L 1GB. There is an 8GB of ASUS WebStorage for life.
The connectivity features of this tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, EDR, Infrared port and USB 3.0. Wi-Fi can be used for internet connection, through your Wi-Fi hotspot. There is faster data transfer by using Bluetooth and USB 3.0.
Camera and video features
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is equipped with a dual camera. The device has primary 5 MP camera at the rear and a front facing 1.2 MP camera. The primary camera can shoot high quality pictures, up to image resolutions of 2592x1944 pixels. It has features like autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging and F/2.2 aperture. The video can be recorded and played at 1080p @30fps.
OS, Chipset, CPU, GPU and Sensors
Asus Infinity runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The device has no provision of upgrading this OS to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from now on. The device is empowered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 quad-core 1.6 GHz Wi-Fi and Krait dual-core 1.5 GHz 3G Krait processors with Qualcomm MSM 8260A Snapdragon S4 chipset. The graphics processor is ULP GeForce. The sensors supported for this tablet are G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope and E-compass.
Messaging, browser, Radio, GPS, Java and colours
The messaging for this tablet is supported through Email, Push Email and IM. The supported browser is HTML5. It lacks the support of an FM radio. There is A-GPS support and Java support via Java MIDP emulator. The tablet is available in only in silver colour.
Video and audio file formats support
This tablet supports for video file formats like MP4, H.264, H.263 player. The audio file formats supported by this gadget are MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC player.
Some other feature, which the device supports are SNS integration, HDMI port with UHD output, Polaris office editor for Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents, PDF viewer, photo viewer and editor, organizer and predictive text input.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is equipped with non-removable battery, combined 18,180mAh for tablet + dock. There is 14 hours of battery life of pad, while docked depending on the usage scenario.
Price and availability
Whenever a new device is announced in the market, the people will look for its price immediately, after its announcement. However, Asus has kept itself mum about the price and release date of the new tablet. The analysts opine that, the tablet may be released in third quarter of the year, 2013. It might be priced around $399, with the QWERTY keyboard dock.
For the lovers of photography, who have never used a tablet for photography, this is very nice tablet device. The new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is equipped with a 5MP camera at the rear and 1.2 MP front facing camera. The new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is also a big improvement in its power and display features. With a pixel density of 299 pi, the new tablet beats even the iPad, with its pixel density of 264 ppi.
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