Feb, 28 2012

The Transformer Prime may have been the most powerful tablet on the market for a bit, but it has a younger, strong brother coming to take over the task of protecting the family. We got our hands on the ASUS Trasnformer Pad Infinity (700 series). The device will be positioned above the Transformer Prime and it’s for some very good reasons.

To start, the 10.1 inch Super IPS+ display has 600 nits of brightness and will by  a Full HD display (1920×1200). It’ll house 1GB of RAM, 32-64GB of internal storage with expansion options and will have an 8 megapixel rear camera which can shoot HD video.

The front camera has gotten a slight upgrade from the Transformer Prime, as well – it has a 2 megapixel sensor over the latter’s 1.3 megapixel sensor. It’s extremely thin for a tablet, as well, with its 8.5mm brushed metal chassis.

Unfortunately, we’re not so sure what’s going on with its processor. ASUS is touting that it will either have NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.

You’ll be getting NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 monster if you opt for the WiFi version, Qualcomm’s dual-core MSM8260A S4 Snapdragon processor if you want 3G, and Qualcomm’s dual-core MSM8960 s4 Snapdragon processor if you’re getting an LTE version.

It’s unfortunate that the processor make and model are inconsistent between the different models. We’d undoubtedly opt for NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 on all three models but I guess ASUS has its reasons. Find the video hands-on embedded above.


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