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I’ve spent the better part of the past week working with, and from, my ASUS Transformer Infinity. I tend to prefer doing my job on a fully fledged keyboard and have become something of a tablet snob, so I thought it would be a good way to test out the various features of the Infinity, and see if this pad could really be something anyone could use for work.

The first thing I need to point out is that this Transformer Infinity is powerful. If you take a look at the tests that PC Advisor put the device through, you’ll see that it powered through Geekbench and AndEBench and GLBenchmark tests and left quite a few other models in the dust.

ASUS Transformer Infinity

When you’re working with ASUS Transformer Infinity, you can really feel that power difference. Moving through applications and functions is quick and effortless; I found the screen very responsive to my taps and my switching between apps. In fact, this is one of the biggest things about working with the Infinity, how rapidly it responds to my commands.

The keyboard is another element that remains a big plus for the Transformer series of Android tablets. While other models may rely on the screen or accessories, ASUS’ inclusion of a docking station that adds both battery life and chiclet keyboard is nothing short of inspired. Being able to quickly click the pad and keyboard shut cannot be underplayed. When you’ve just spent your hard-earned cash on a tablet, scratches are a big concern and the dock is built-in protection.

Obviously the clamshell shut is not the only part of the dock worth mentioning. The chiclet keyboard for the ASUS Transformer Infinity is responsive and tight. The keys bounce comfortably under the fingertips and don’t need you to smash them down to get the results you want. A lightish touch will see your keyboard react nicely.

ASUS Transformer Infinity

The ASUS Transformer Infinity blends performance, style and functionality very well. It has a few niggles here and there, but overall it has performed better than any of the other tablets I’ve used and my experience has been interesting. As I am constantly switching between a browser, word processing software and email, the Transformer Infinity was flexible and quick enough for me to not miss my desktop PC that much. For long trips, commutes and travel, I may have found the perfect work companion.

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