Asus: Transformer Pad Infinity from Amazon UK, August 31, £600

Asus: Transformer Pad Infinity from Amazon UK, August 31, £600The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity first raised its head at CES in Vegas back in January. That was six long months ago, and dozens of people have since been screaming “Where the hell is it?!”

Now, Asus is officially telling us to expect the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity to land in the UK on August 31, with a wallet-punching £599.99 price tag.

To be fair, for £599.99, you’re getting the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, and the “unique detachable Mobile Dock accessory” that transforms the device from a tablet into a notebook.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity specs include a 1920 x 1200 Super IPS display, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capture, 2MP front camera, and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). The Transformer Pad Infinity was indeed on Asus’ Jelly Bean list the other day.

Other Asus Transformer Pad Infinity specs include a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and a 12-core GeForce GPU. That’s a lot of cores, man.

Amusingly, despite the press release, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity doesn’t yet appear on Amazon.

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SpeedyG  Jul. 25, 2012 at 14:37

New Ipad still has the best screen 6 months on?

Hmm.

Pondlife  Jul. 25, 2012 at 15:04

No it has a stupid resolution screen. 1080p much more useful than some random size apple decided on.
Crazy price though

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 15:12

Mobot regulars know my feelings about Apple and their products, but the iPad 3 display is absolutely fantastic. If it was AMOLED based, as opposed to LCD, it'd be the perfect mobile display.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 25, 2012 at 15:26

One major flaw - missing ULV Sandy Bridge

£599.99 for something to Play Angry Birds????

SpeedyG  Jul. 25, 2012 at 17:26

One major flaw - missing ULV Sandy Bridge

£599.99 for something to Play Angry Birds????


Maybe not as cheap as Tegra 3 core yet? Also x86 and Android hasn't been fully completed in software/hadware integration as yet (See Orange San Diego)

Apple has the numbers, dominance and the pull in the tablet market. All those hardware cores doesn't do enough to sway punters. We'll wait to see if Jelly Bean closes the gap.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 19:19

One major flaw - missing ULV Sandy Bridge

£599.99 for something to Play Angry Birds????


Maybe not as cheap as Tegra 3 core yet? Also x86 and Android hasn't been fully completed in software/hadware integration as yet (See Orange San Diego)

Apple has the numbers, dominance and the pull in the tablet market. All those hardware cores doesn't do enough to sway punters. We'll wait to see if Jelly Bean closes the gap.


Here, hit me: Android doesn't deserve top hardware! It's a pretty poor OS! Like a GI Joe doll box with an infinite supply of cheap clothes and gimmicks... :p
I'm exaggerating, but I think it's perfect for something like the Huawei G300 or the Play. Or budget smartphones... Anything better hardware-wise feels cheap the moment you start it up and the bonbon wrapper OS comes to life!
You can hate me now.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 19:31

Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but a lot of people, knowledgeable about the subject or not, find Android to be a great mobile OS. Apart from your hatred of the Android email client, and your subjective views on the look of the OS (much of which can be changed), what exactly is wrong with Android? Have you even used a Jelly Bean device with its project butter enhancements and Google Now voice features?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 20:15

Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but a lot of people, knowledgeable about the subject or not, find Android to be a great mobile OS. Apart from your hatred of the Android email client, and your subjective views on the look of the OS (much of which can be changed), what exactly is wrong with Android? Have you even used a Jelly Bean device with its project butter enhancements and Google Now voice features?
I was being provocative, of course.
And no, I haven't used Jelly Bean, yet.
Fact is: I cannot exactly point my finger at the 'thing' that makes me dislike Android.
It's not like I haven't used it enough. I find it utterly unappealing. And I cannot name an Android app that I miss on non-Android phones. Not one. So, maybe it's just not for me and few others...
No big dealio. And again: apologies. But I thought a bit of ott frankness beats the usual trollery. :p
In principle, lastly, I prefer Android over iOS for a host of reasons; and yet... I just find it very
"nah"... Maybe I'm holding it wrong? :D

bettsy  Jul. 25, 2012 at 21:03

Stupid price, you can get an ultrabook for cheaper.

Pondlife  Jul. 25, 2012 at 21:05

A 1080p one?

bettsy  Jul. 25, 2012 at 21:14

Why would i be concerned over 1080p on a laptop? I'm more on about the functionality, an iPad is some £200 cheaper than this, if i was after a tablet then this Asus one isn't giving me much of a justification to spend that amount of money.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 21:32

Why would i be concerned over 1080p on a laptop? I'm more on about the functionality, an iPad is some £200 cheaper than this, if i was after a tablet then this Asus one isn't giving me much of a justification to spend that amount of money.
Agree. It's an iPad and a pile of accessories...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 21:57

Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but a lot of people, knowledgeable about the subject or not, find Android to be a great mobile OS. Apart from your hatred of the Android email client, and your subjective views on the look of the OS (much of which can be changed), what exactly is wrong with Android? Have you even used a Jelly Bean device with its project butter enhancements and Google Now voice features?
I was being provocative, of course.
And no, I haven't used Jelly Bean, yet.
Fact is: I cannot exactly point my finger at the 'thing' that makes me dislike Android.
It's not like I haven't used it enough. I find it utterly unappealing. And I cannot name an Android app that I miss on non-Android phones. Not one. So, maybe it's just not for me and few others...
No big dealio. And again: apologies. But I thought a bit of ott frankness beats the usual trollery. :p
In principle, lastly, I prefer Android over iOS for a host of reasons; and yet... I just find it very
"nah"... Maybe I'm holding it wrong? :D

You, provocative? Never :p.

I was just interested to see whether you actually had a decent argument to back up your, seemingly somewhat irrational, dislike for Android. Turns out the answer is "kind of". If you just dislike Android, then Jelly Bean won't change your view, it's just ICS with added polish (oh, and Google Now, which is far more accurate and far faster than Siri).

Also, there's no need to apologise, I love a good debate with another intelligent person, it helps makes life so much more interesting when faced with the normal drivel that people feel the need to write on the internet.

Before you call me out on my dislike for iOS, that stems from the fact that I feel I own what I've bought, and distinctly dislike being told what I can and can't do with something which I've paid good money for. Though I think our feelings on that matter are somewhat more aligned than our feelings about Android and Google :p.

I'm not by any means saying Android is perfect, there's a reason I install new versions of it as soon as possible after they're released. I was just interested as to whether there was any actual reason why you dislike the world's most popular mobile OS so much, when you're not a die-hard Apple fan. Are you sure you don't just crave the feeling of being "different"....MeeGo, for example ;)?

Treab  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:12

sorry but ... is this really worth 400 quid more than the nexus 7????

now my nexus 7 is here and its a beaut... but i paid 150 for the 8gb version so lets compare the 2 tablets...

Nexus 7 ... vs transformers pad infinity...

1.2 ghz quad vs 1.6ghz quad...
1gb ram vs 1gb
8gb or 16gb vs 32 or 64
7" 720p vs 10.1 1080p
1.2mp front cam vs 2mp back and 8mp back camera
nfc vs no nfc
no sd card slot vs sd card slot
9.5 hrs vs 9.5 alone ror 14 hrs in the dock... (if in 720p mode)

is it really worth the extra 440 quid between the 8gb and 32gb....

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:15

I agree with regards to Apple being tightassed with, well, other people's as*es!
I'm also not a fan of iTunes (or Zune).
MeeGo (well, MaeMo) is actually not that different to Symbian. Was I interested because it's different? Sure. I used 15 or so Android phones; none did it for me. But the problem is, you get quickly used to 'faster'. Symbian Belle on the 701 is as fast as most Androids, but Nokia can't make a good touchscreen keyboard for Symbian.
So, the N9 is like a decent compromise for me. Especially since I don't need many apps.
I love trying out apps, but I realised a good while ago that I don't actually use many on my phones other than to just try them.
The Pre 3 is different, too. But in a way it's just a fancier, smoother, touchier BB without BIS.
Excellent keyboard and email client; so-so browser, best Twitter (Gravity aside) on any platform...Sadly my Pre's f*cked hahaha! And it has a crap camera.

What I like on iOS and Mac is that there are little apps that do very little, but do that little extremely well. Without distractions (similar to MaeMo/'MeeGo').
I think that is one of the things I dislike about many Android apps: they are overkill-ish.
Garish colours, loadsa features, settings, reminders, notifications etc etc... I don't enjoy using any Android app. The One S/X camera apps are the only Android related apps I really enjoyed.

And back: if iOS had mass storage mode and I'd be able to do some of the Cydia things out-of-the-box, I'd probably be an iPhone fan. The 4S had the best antenna performance I ever experienced. The cam was pretty enjoyable, and its battery beat every Android phone I used (though MY usage obviously is different to other people's...).
But as it is? I'll certainly try the iPhone 5. I'll definitely not buy one.
What scares me is: if it's true Apollo comes with mass storage mode, I'd actually find WP8 more tempting than Android. And man, do I have a dislike for MS :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:15

sorry but ... is this really worth 400 quid more than the nexus 7????
No, it isn't. The real question is, is this Asus worth seriously powerful laptop, money? (The answer to which is also, no).

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:18

LOL, for £70 less than this tablet, you can have a fully-fledged Asus laptop, with an Intel i7 quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD space...not to mention a proper, productive OS, designed for actual computing.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-a53e-sx1339s-15-6-laptop-red-11884685-pdt.html

Treab  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:24

ah you mean 120 quid ;) you can save 10% on all laptops over 500 ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:39

ah you mean 120 quid ;) you can save 10% on all laptops over 500 ;)
You can nearly buy the i7 laptop and a Nexus 7 for the same money as a Transformer Infinity, then :p.

Pondlife  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:39

With a battery life measure in minutes?

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:46

With a battery life measure in minutes?
I assume you're talking about the laptop? 3.5 hours, which is perfectly respectable for a proper laptop with an absolute sh*t-ton of power.

Treab  Jul. 25, 2012 at 23:50

With a battery life measure in minutes?

if you want battery life buy a nexus 7 if you want true power buy a laptop...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 26, 2012 at 00:07

With a battery life measure in minutes?

if you want battery life buy a nexus 7 if you want true power buy a laptop...

Or for the price of a Transformer Infinity, buy both!

Treab  Jul. 26, 2012 at 00:20

With a battery life measure in minutes?

if you want battery life buy a nexus 7 if you want true power buy a laptop...

Or for the price of a Transformer Infinity, buy both!


plus if you buy a nexus 7 now you get £15 which if your like me ... you can use to buy minecraft/football manager 2012...

Pondlife  Jul. 26, 2012 at 00:39

Can someone explain the fuss about minecraft?
Waiting for FM2013 now
3.5 hours is around about what I'd expected still pretty hideous though isn't it.

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