Performance: CPU and Web Browsing
Test Methodology: In all of our test vehicles for the following benchmarks, we ran each tablet at its performance optimized settings where available, with the exception of the Transformer Pad Infinity and Transformer Prime which were tested at both Balanced and Performance power profile settings. Performance mode on the Pad Infinity offers the full performance of its NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 SoC, whereas Balanced mode compromises performance a bit to conserve power, capping the CPU at 1.6GHz max frequency. Beyond that, each tablet was also connected to a wall power source to ensure full performance. Here's a quick spec rundown for each tablet tested.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (WiFi) - 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad-Core
- Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 - 1.6 - 1.7GHz Quad-Core
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3 - 1.4GHz Quad-Core
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Apple iPad 2 - Apple A5 Dual-Core
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus - 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos Dual Core
In the following tests, we take a look at how the Asus Pad Infinity compares to other tablets by running a few common benchmarks that are currently available in the Android Marketplace. The first two tests are general purpose computing type benchmarks.
Despite its lower peak frequencies versus Tegra 3, the Exynos Quad in the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 put up the best score by far in the Linpack multi-threaded benchmark. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was a full 40% faster than its closest competition in this benchmark.
Rightware Browsermark tells a similar story. In the browser-based Rightmark tests, the Galaxy Note 10.1 once again outpaces every other device by a wide margin.