Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T Review

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Battery Life Testing

In an attempt to quantitatively measure the Transformer Pad Infinity's battery life in a controlled benchmark environment, we ran a test in which we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics, Flash media and text. The page automatically refreshes every three minutes.  This is a simple baseline test that measures up time with web browsing.  Due to time constraints, we were only able to test one performance mode with the tablet, so we chose its Balanced mode for our measurements.  In the future we hope to do more testing with the Pad Infinity's keyboard dock attached as well, which will extend battery life significantly.

Battery Life Tests
Untethered Up-Time Measurements

For this test, we set the Pad Infinity's display to 50% brightness, which is still plenty bright and easy on the eyes. Again, this test was setup in the Balanced performance mode for the tablet.  In Power Saver mode, which will offer plenty of performance for simple web browsing, you could expect longer up time.

Though these are the most impressive result for the Pad Infinity here, Asus' new tablet managed to extend battery life in our web browser test, though as we've shown you, the tablet does offer better over all performance, in addition to its high resolution and higher contrast Super IPS+ display.  The original Eee Pad Transformer's Tegra 2 dual-core SoC is less power hungry obviously so it managed over an hour and a half of additional battery life.  Regardless, we measured 8 hours and 5 minutes of untethered performance with the new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and that's not bad at all.  Attach the Pad Infinity's optional keyboard dock (we hope to update results here soon) and we expect you'll get another 4 - 5 hours of use on top of that.

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