Review: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Has Best Android Tablet Display & Tons of Power

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 The best Android tablet display: To say the Infinity’s Super IPS+ panel is a beauty would be an understatement. It’s alluring. The 10-inch HD screen produces amazing viewing angles, incredible screen resolution (1920 x 1200), and super sharp output. Netflix videos, emails, and photo galleries look remarkable. While the screen’s 224ppi density falls short of the iPad’s Retina Display (264ppi), it's still an upgrade over the new MacBook Pro  displays, which is a massive feat for any Android tablet. This is clearly the device's biggest selling point.

 

• Monstrous CPU: With NVIDIA’s new 1.6GHz Tegra 3 CPU running the show, expect nothing short of blazing speeds and high-powered performance. It’s a multitasking beast that can run numerous apps in the background without showing any signs of slowing down. HD multimedia playback and onscreen navigation is on-point. Apps and web pages launch instantly. Simply put: it's a workhorse.

 

Great multimedia experience: In terms of mobile gaming, you can never go wrong with NVIDIA’s hardware. Optimized 3D titles like Shadowgun and even Grand Theft Auto III generated smooth graphics and lag-free frame rates. Resolution is crisp, too. Some of the more popular 2D-ers like Angry Birds Space and Temple Run looked more polished as well. 

 

• First-rate design: Asus has built a rep for assembling some of the sexiest looking devices on the market. Ditching the ribbed plastic unibody of the TF300 , the manufacturer chose to run with its signature metallic spiral design featured on the Transformer Prime, this time housing the top of the tablet with a plastic strip. The tapered edges and solid build give the Infinity an affluent presence, plus the device is lighter (at 1.31lbs) and slimmer than the new iPad.

 

• Solid battery life and energy-saving options: The Compatible Parts  such as Infinity stuffs a 25-watt-hour battery under the hood that holds a charge throughout most of the day, while pulling 8 hours on excessive use. Asus' CPU-throttling feature returns as well, allowing you to run the quad-core in three different modes (normal, balanced, and power saving), with the latter option helping squeeze every bit of juice out of the tablet. We also recommend investing in the keyboard dock, since it stores a built-in battery, which generates an extra five hours of power.

 

Memory galore: Ravenous media consumers should feel comfortable with the 32GB or 64GB model. If that’s not enough, Asus included an SD card slot for memory expansion and offers 8GB of free storage from its cloud service: MyCloud.

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