The Asus Transformer Infinity Pad is, unsurprisingly, an ideal choice of tablet for enjoying media – whether that's movies, music or books.

The 10.1-inch screen has a glossy Super IPS coating that gives colours a darker contrast than the typical matt screen can afford. You'll notice it particularly with dark blues and blacks.

The caveat is that the reflective surface can be a pain if you're trying to read an ebook in a brightly lit environment.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

We tried playing several different types of video file and found that MP4, MKV and AVI files all play back smoothly through the native Google Movies app.

Of course, other options such as MX Player are available to download from the Google Play store. These third-party players will offer some advanced options for playback, but Google's own player also enables you to rent movies through your Google Play account.

The addition of the microSD card slot is an unabashed positive. This enables you to expand on the inbuilt 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage with up to 32GB of extra storage – something you'll need if you plan to store high-definition movies on the tablet.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

While high-definition movies can easily take up 5GB of storage space, an album takes up much less, and with apps such as Spotify and LastFM available on the Google Play market, the Asus Transformer Infinity Pad is well served when it comes to music.

The standard Android player acts as the default music player, giving you an attractive cover flow and the usual options for playback.

You can sort music into playlists and use the shuffle tool to skip through tracks randomly. The Android player is music playback at its most basic, and for more options you'll need to find a third-party music app.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

The solitary speaker grill is found on the back of the tablet and will give you a reasonable amount of volume, although audio quality is slightly tinny.

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity boasts SonicMaster technology for the audio, but the experience is still lacking. There are no additional speakers on the keyboard dock, so the best option is to invest in a pair of decent headphones.

You can enjoy ebooks on the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, although, as we mentioned, be prepared to put up with reflections from the glossy screen. The native Google Reader app will give you access to thousands of ebooks, both free and paid for.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has a couple of useful reading apps pre-installed. The first, Zinio, enables you to subscribe to your favourite magazines and read them full-screen and high-res on the tablet. The second is the Amazon Kindle app, which gives you access to Amazon's vast library of titles.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

Asus' own MyLibrary app collates your books and newspapers into one place and enables you to quickly access and browse through your library.

A similar app, MyNet, does the same for your music, movies and photos. We weren't overly enamoured with the dark/light blue design, but the interface is simple to navigate and you'll quickly grow accustomed to it.