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.
06/13/2012 at 2:57 pm
Windows RT PLEASE! That would be my killer tablet.
06/13/2012 at 7:53 pm
why would you want windows rt on the infinity! Windows tablets suck. Do you know how small the app store is on Windows 8! Android and Apple have TONS of apps of different varieties. Plus, when this tablet comes out it will have Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, but by mid-end of July Android 4.1 or Android 5.0(not sure which version) Android Jellybean will come out. It is definately going to be named Jellybean but not sure what the numbers will be. The Infinity will have an update for Jellybean. Bro just wait till Google I/O on June 27 and you will find out how awesome Jellybean is going to be!
06/14/2012 at 4:58 am
Exactly. Windows tablets do suck. But a Windows tablet would be very useful for people who use it for business, such as my father who is searching for a reasonably priced and decent windows based tablet. Not everyone uses a tablet to dick around and play angry birds.
06/14/2012 at 7:04 am
PLEASE – no more Android FUD. I’ve used both Honeycomb and ICS, and with the exception of great games, there is just NO ADVANTAGE to Android over iOS, and none that I can see after running Windows 8 CP and RP on a Samsung Series 7 Slate. I do know (putting on my flame-retardant underwear) that Windows RT is a narrow subset of Windows 8, but I just don’t see Windows 8 coming on Transformer Prime size hardware anytime soon, and with Office 15 and file services that let me directly access file share on our network, Windows RT will be a big improvement over Android, and even iOS, for office workers.
No flash support is a killer for iOS
06/14/2012 at 10:30 am
I’ve used both ICS and iOS based tablets, and each seems pretty capable. From an OS level comparison only, iOS not having support for Adobe Flash is by far the #1 killer for me. So much web content uses Flash. I’m not talking about video streaming either, I’m talking about forms, website menus, network appliance web interfaces, etc. I totally agree with Apple that Flash is a waning technology, but not having support for it is entirely the reason iOS is not for me. The day may come many years from now when Flash is no longer needed, but that day isn’t today. I can’t say I’d complain about the Google apps integration on Android either, as I use tons of Google web services. There is nothing that iOS offers that I cannot get on Android, and with the added benefit of Flash, that just pushes it over the top.
06/14/2012 at 10:06 am
I’m more curious about the price of the Infinity. I’m holding off on buying the Prime, because I simply do not know much about this tablet. (price, release date etc.) If the Prime is significantly cheaper then the Infinity, I would have bought a Prime buy now.
And why even comment about the Windows 8 tablets?
1) You’re not going to see them until @ least Oct anyway.
2) Asus has already stated that they’ll be releasing both a W8 and W RT tablet with the same specs as the Prime line. (Outside of a few improvements. More RAM for example.)
06/14/2012 at 11:23 am
The Asus Transformer Infinity will be $499 for the wifi only version.
Its the same price as the prime when it came out. See, i dont think you should get a prime. When the Prime came out it was $499, same as this one. This one is going to have a FULL HD display. Prime doesnt have that. Its going to have better GPS and Wifi Signals. There was reports that prime had problems with gps and wifi signals because of the all metal back. This one is all metals except a part at the top where its like hard plastic or something to provide you with better wifi and gps coverage. Hold on for the Infinity man. oh yeah and prime has corning gorilla glass 1 and ininfity has corning gorilla glass 2. better protection for a better tablet
06/14/2012 at 12:23 pm
Hey..the video shows keyboard dock shipped within same package as tablet…So does it mean keyboard-dock is not optional anymore ??
06/15/2012 at 12:29 pm
No, the tablet should still be available for purchase seperately from it’s keyboard. In Australia, the tablet is shipped with the keyboard, and both prices are added together.