Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 review

A hybrid Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, which features a 10.1in Super IPS+ display, an NVIDIA quad-core processor, but has a steep £600 asking price.

Security

On-device encryption is available, but has to be activated manually a process which will take just over an hour. This is recommended for business users. For even more security, apps exist that can force you to enter a pin before opening certain apps.

Asus Transformer Pad infinity 700 - Security

Encrypting the device should be one of the first things you do

Battery

The tablet and the dock have separate batteries and Asus quotes over 14 hours of usage when used together. Battery life proved to be excellent. Over the course of a week, we easily managed more than ten hours of heavy use, even with sporadic use of the Super IPS+ screen mode. Combined with the keyboard's own battery, you never really end up worrying whether the Infinity 700 will run out of juice just when you need to send that important email.

Overall

Despite the positives, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity comes at a hefty price. At 600, it's nearly four times more expensive than the Nexus 7 8GB (159). Whilst a 64GB iPad, which has the same storage amount, is 20 less.

If you only want to browse the web and check emails, the Infinity 700 is overkill. But for the very best in Android and when money is no object, you won't find anything better, especially when the Jelly Bean update arrives. It's fast, stylish and, unlike the iPad and other keyboard-less tablets, dangerously close to being as productive as your laptop but not as cumbersome.

Verdict

The best premium Android tablet on the market, the Infinity 700 has a superb display, a powerful processor and tons of storage, which can be expanded. However, you'll have to wait for the Jelly Bean update, the £600 price makes it a significant investment and it still doesn't have all the functionality of a Windows laptop.

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.6GHz Storage: 1GB RAM; 64GB storage Screen: 10.1in WUXGA Full HD (1920 × 1200) LED Backlit screen with 10-finger multi-touch Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm headphone socket Camera: 2MP front, 8MP Auto-focus w/LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 1080p video recording Battery: Pad + Dock: 25Wh+ 19.5Wh – 14 hours Size: 263 × 180.8 × 8.5mm Weight: , 598g Other: 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in), 1 × Micro-D HDMI 1.4a port, 1 × microSD Card Slot

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