Asus Transformer Pad review

Can Asus' next Transformer Pad iteration still cut it?

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The Asus Transformer Pad comes equipped with two cameras, a 5MP sensor on the rear and a 1.2MP sensor on the front.

Of the two, the second is a lot more interesting as it should be the one that gets a lot more use. Its positioning is perfect for making video calls whilst the tablet is docked. I can't get why it isn't the default positioning for front cameras, as it makes video chatting a lot easier.

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The rear camera isn't protrusive

For taking photographs, the front sensor feels a little lacking despite the 1,200,000 pixels that sensor contains. This is highlighted when using the inbuilt mirror app, an app that turns on the front camera but doesn't allow for photography.

I'd never recommend the rear sensor on a tablet for any kind of photography, merely because holding one up seems very clunky and the massive screen not only draws a lot of attention, but blocks the views of others at a concert or show. I don't imagine many using the rear sensor for that though, as the image quality is less than stellar.

Asus don't add a whole lot of extras onto the camera app that I haven't seen before. The typical white balance and exposure levels can be adjusted, and sepia, negative, and black and white filters can be applied.

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A full range of camera modes

More interesting are the camera modes, allowing for HDR, portrait, night, all smiles and panorama photography. It also allows for removal of objects and creation of GIFs. The first of those takes five photos and then removes an object that it detects moving.

In my tests, the Transformer Pad wasn't able to discover the right image in the same way that Zoe on the HTC One did.

I can't say I was too disheartened by this though, because I don't see the Transformer Pad ever replacing a compact camera or smartphone. It was designed to view media, not create it.

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The Transformer Pad does ok outdoors

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Indoor shots tend to be a little grainy

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The front facing camera suffices for video chats

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Panorama mode is a little hit and miss

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity64 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time9.50 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyEee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourAmethyst Gray
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1920 x 1200
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)598 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologySuper IPS+
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Height180.8 mm
Width263 mm
Depth8.5 mm
Screen ModeWUXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesTransformer Pad Infinity TF700T
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelTF700T-1B100A
Product NameEee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-1B100A Tablet
Product LineEee Pad
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberTF700T-1B100A
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationThe slimmest and lightest 1920x1200 resolution Full HD Android Tablet

Feeling unsatisfied with the quality of an average screen? An upgrade to a FHD screen is what you need. The 1920x1200 resolution is more exquisite and offers more details for a Full HD visual experience. The Super IPS+ offers 600nits of ultra bright backlight so it can be read easily, even under sunlight, at angles up to 178° wide. Screen toughness is also not a problem. As the 1st tablet with the latest generation Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 , the Infinity offers improved screen impact resistance so it'll look great even after extended usage. Get immersed in entertainment on the Transformer Pad Infinity!

Package Contents
  • Eee Pad Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-1B100A Tablet
  • AC Adapter