You hands what is best in 2012. With the Asus Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad, Asus offers a finish "aluminum" excellent, flawless integration of Android, an intelligent docking station that allows literally "tranformer" its tablet netbook, a screen that finally brings HD Android, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip certainly the best SoC for Android tablets ... and a price / quality ratio better than the New iPad.

More Details Plusieurs months after testing the Asus Transformer Prime TF201, Asus finally released the Asus Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad. Indeed, the name may seem a bit long and barbaric, yet it must still be interested. Indeed, the Prime Julien had placed in the top 5 tablets earlier this year - can you do the same with Infinity? Response in HP hstnn-ib75 Battery test!

You can not take away the intrinsic qualities that Julian had found her little sister, the TF201. They are very similar. However, the Asus Transformer Pad TF700 Infinity is indeed different in many ways.

A tablet HD

Today on the market shelves HD, we find Acer and Asus. The two companies have been able to respond effectively to New iPad - and Retina screen - one side with the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Asus Transformer Pad other Infinity TF700. Both are powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core (1) and all display a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels for a 10.1-inch size 16/10.

IPS + technology is still impressive, especially on 10.1 inches. However, Asus has changed supplier between the two models. Now, Samsung is providing the slab - with PLS technology.

But what is this? The PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is simply the IPS made by Samsung. It shows viewing angles very open, a contrast ratio of around 1000:1 (a very good figure, but below the TF201 - 1200:1) and a color rendering correct. Correct in the sense that the rendering "perfect" is not one of New iPad, however the colors are correctly transmitted.

On the HP HSTNN-DB73 brightness in normal mode - we arrive at a brightness of 400 cd / m², which is insufficient outside but ample indoors. For the exterior, you can always "switcher" Super IPS + mode up to 620 cd / m². At this level, it is much better. But honestly, I do not go out very little format "10 inch", preferring the format 7 inches (Nexus 7 for example).

Finally, the Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, one of the arguments most important purchase of this tablet. Indeed, it can directly confront the traditional Android tablet (1280 x 800 pixels on the Prime for example) and the New iPad (2048 x 1536 pixels, the famous Retina display). Anyway, let's practice. Finding immediate: we see the difference ..

Full HD screen is much more comfortable to read, but not only: icon, web browsing, video, image, game ... All these elements seem much more precise and detailed. However ... it is still necessary that the elements are "HD-ready". Many developers have not made that effort, the result can be poor in some applications even if Android is normally designed to avoid this type of behavior.

In short, this is a good HD screen forward for Android, but it still registers behind the New iPad. Indeed, residues aliasing letters, make icons ... "task" compared smoothing "perfect" New iPad Retina. Asus's fault, but also Google will have to push developers to think "HD".

Finally, the angular density, this tool compare the "ease of use" between different devices.

A reference distance vision (I normally use my object), the Transformer Infinity is doing very well with a density of 224 ppi density and thus angular pp. 69 °. She also gets to score well in other conditions, for example, watch a movie or read a text.

From first glance, the differences are not immediately to hand. It is immediately charmed by a very good finish (hand) and approved again and again, the concept "Transformer Pad" which includes a dock battery / keyboard / touchpad, which increases autonomy without forget to bring a USB 2.0 port (HOST) and a card reader SD / SDHC.

Work on the dock of the Prime! Good colors are not the same, it's a little task.

However, if you look closer ...

If you followed the problems WiFi and GPS the TF201 ... Tell you it was just a bad nightmare. Asus has completely revised the aluminum chassis. Taiwanese brand opts for longer concentric circles, s but for a smooth coating aluminum for WiFi - they added plastic strip two centimeters. In short, I repeat: connectivity is no longer a concern.

Make no mistake ...

For the rest, seems Asus did he make any missteps. The Infinity features Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich interface without "home" but with a software package that complements the basic package. I invite you to read again the test Julien, this aspect 'software' is identical.

DIVX playback even 1080p high profile does not worry, it will still opt for a third-party application such as MX Player for example.

Thanks to Tegra 3, this Asus (as above) has a range of video games more consistently. NVIDIA has managed to create a small eco-system "Tegra Zone" causing many publishers to play the game of graphic optimization.

Autonomy side, there HP EliteBook 8540p Battery has been a little over 8 hours, against 10 hours on the previous model. This loss is due to the change in the definition of the screen, however it is a waste "maitraisée" Asus has not increased the thickness of the tablet Conversely New iPad. In short, a loss "logical" not afraid.

You hands what is best in 2012. With the Asus Transformer TF700T Infinity Pad, Asus offers a finish "aluminum" excellent, flawless integration of Android, an intelligent docking station that allows literally "tranformer" its tablet netbook, a screen that finally brings HD Android, NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip certainly the best SoC for Android tablets ... and a price / quality ratio better than the New iPad. In addition, TF700T has less than 1/4 of the defects TF201 - it was out too quickly ..

I suggest you consult the following table to compare the prices of three models: Infinity, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the New iPad.

You've probably noticed that the Acer A700 has the best quality / price on this market segment, however the finish is not the same and you will not have the ability to use a docking station / keyboard Battery / touchpad. See for yourself!

However ... however ... Windows 8 coming soon. So, if you want more the concept of "Transformer" that "Pad", perhaps it would be worthwhile to wait for the Asus Tab Vivo range. Tablets "Transformer" running Windows 8 or Windows RT.


07/22/2013 1:40am

The Asus Transformer TF700T is a nice Android tablet indeed. But, I will not recommend this tablet to anyone. There are nice Windows 8 tablets available in the same price range. Still, if you are not fond of Windows, go for it!


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