Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Release Date Appears Close

The upcoming Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has passed through the FCC but it still doesn’t have a release date. Fortunately, that hasn’t stopped the device from appearing in an unboxing video and getting benchmarked.

Ritchie’s Room, courtesy of Netbook News, has posted an early unboxing video of the upcoming Transformer Pad Infinity. Besides the unboxing, we also get to see the device itself which appears just as it did when it was first announced earlier this year.

In addition, the site has posted a video that details the device’s benchmarks for those that are looking to dig a little deeper.

The benchmark video also pits the Transformer Pad Infinity up against the third-generation iPad and lo and behold, the Transformer Infinity Pad holds its own against Apple’s slate.

The site ran three tests that measured performance in speed, browsing, java script and graphics and the only test in which the new iPad won was the graphics benchmark.

Back in May, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity passed through the FCC which points to a release date coming up just over the horizon. While we haven’t heard anything yet, the fact that review units have been sent out means that we are close.

Sadly, we still haven’t heard from the 4G LTE version of the Transformer Pad Infinity and we assume that it will be released sometime after the Wi-Fi model.

The Transformer Pad Infinity Series offers some specifications that are sure to delight those who have fallen in love with Asus’ Android tablet offerings.

It’s going to feature a Full HD Super IPS+ display which means it’s going to rock 1920 x 1200 resolution. The display also employs Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 to help protect the fantastic display from damage. You can see in action in the video below:

It’ll also sport a slim 8.5mm design, a 2MP front camera for video chat, and an 8MP rear camera with a large F2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be the operating system on board and it will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

The 4G LTE version will have a Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5Ghz processor as Tegra 3 won’t be optimized for LTE until 2013.

So, it appears that the Asus Transformer Infinity Pad release date is closer than ever. Hang in there, folks.