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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review

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On board, is 1GB of DDR3 RAM and running the show is a Tegra 3 chipset. The Infinity uses the T33 version clocked at 1.6GHz – when firing on all cores – or 1.7GHz when running on just the one. This makes it the most powerful Android tablet on the market and, basically, it goes like stink. Take its average AnTuTu benchmark score of 12,300 this is a good 2,000 points better than the Prime. Still these are test conditions – the very fast Infinity is faster than the very fast Prime – yet in everyday use, there is little, if any, discernible difference between the two.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet

AnTuTu and Sunspider results

I hear that in the UK the Infinity will only be available in its 64GB guise, presumably to put some clear blue water between it and the 32GB Prime. Assuming you have two 32GB memory cards to hand – one for the tablet and one for the dock – then this arrangement gives the Infinity a potential 128GB of storage. However, this does have an impact on price, which I’ll come to.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet

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The operating system is Android in its Ice Cream Sandwich incarnation and thankfully Asus has resisted the temptation to ‘do a Samsung’ and mess about with it. Will the Infinity get Jelly Bean? More than likely.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet

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The cameras are pretty impressive for a tablet. The rear boasts an 8MP sensor, LED flash and a bright f2.2 lens while the webcam makes do with a healthy 2Mp. Video can be recorded at 1080p and 30f/s in H.264 through both and, naturally, the webcam lets you Skype till you drop. With only the one speaker the sound the Infinity makes is no more than adequate. The Acer A510 easily beats it soundly on this front.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android Tablet

Trackpad on board so you don't need to tap the screen

The dock part of the Infinity partnership is very similar to those that ship with the lesser Transformers though they are not interchangeable. As with previous docks you get a USB 2.0 port that will happily power an HDD and an SD card slot and a second battery. The Infinity’s batteries are the same as those in the Prime: 25Wh in the tablet, 19.5Wh in the dock.

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