Performance Analysis and Final Thoughts
Performance Analysis: The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity offers a level of performance that is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 - 20% faster all around, versus the previous generation high-end Transformer Prime. In fact, the Transformer Pad Infinity in many test conditions, especially in terms of graphics performance, is one of the fastest Android tablets we've tested to date. In addition, its battery life actually improved in our light duty web browsing test setup, though your mileage may vary, especially if its rendering more graphics intensive content like HD video or otherwise.
So then, if you bought the Transformer Prime less than 6 months ago, you're probably jonesing pretty heavily right about now. Almost everything about the Transformer Pad Infinity is better than the Asus Transformer Prime, from its faster Tegra 3 T33 SoC, to its improved camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and of course its deliciously high resolution 1920x1200 Super IPS+ display. What's commendable for Asus is that the company has managed to work in all of these feature and performance enhancements, while keeping the price point exactly where the Transformer Prime is currently at $499 for the 32GB version and $599 for the 64GB version.
As you can imagine, we should start seeing significantly more aggressive pricing on the original Transformer Prime since the new Pad Infinity is here with all its high-end trimmings for exactly the same MSRP. So, depending on where things settle at retail for the Prime, you may have a hard decision to make if you're considering either of these Asus slates. You could save a few bucks and go with the Prime or go all out for the new Transformer Pad Infinity. We'd offer that $499 for a 32GB tablet with the quality and features of the Transformer Pad Infinity is a reasonably good deal and you'll appreciate its upscale image quality and performance from top to bottom. If you're looking for a 10-inch Android slate, we say go for it.