ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity unboxing

A couple weeks ago, I exchanged my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime at Best Buy for the latest and greatest tablet from ASUS: the Transformer Pad Infinity. I was one of those lucky people who were able to complete the exchange for free, and I’ve been so busy playing around with it, I never got around to doing a proper unboxing post.

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So, without further ado, let’s get down to business.

The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity is a premium tablet at a premium price: it starts around $499.99 for the 32GB version, and goes all the way up to $599.99 for 64GB. The optional keyboard dock, which I think you’d be a fool not to get, will add another $99.99-$149.99, depending on where you buy it. So, the complete package has a potential price of almost $750 here in the US, making it even more expensive than the 64GB new iPad.

I myself opted for the 32GB grey/amethyst version, although it also comes in gold/champagne. The keyboard dock from the older Transformer Prime also fits the Transformer Pad Infinity, so I was also able to save around $100 in my upgrade.

Cost aside, the actual packaging that the Transformer Pad Infinity comes in oozes quality. The front of the box shows the tablet just before docking into the keyboard, while the minimalist black back simply has serial numbers and company contact information. ASUS imitates the brushed metal appearance of the Transformer Pad on the sides of the flap, too – a small but neat detail.

Immediately upon opening the box, you’ll be greeted by the huge screen of the tablet, wrapped in a protective clear plastic sleeve. The top of the box is lined with a soft foam material to provide extra protection during shipping. A sticker along the side of the tablet touts the Transformer Pad Infinity’s full HD display, battery life, and more.

Underneath the tablet, you’ll find a small envelope containing the warranty card and user guide. And under that, you’ll find the charger and a micro-fiber cleaning cloth to help keep that massive screen free of fingerprints and other smudges.

Overall, I have to say that I’m very pleased with the upgrade from the Transformer Prime, but you can expect to learn more about my opinion of the tablet as I detail my experiences over the coming weeks and months right here at Pocketables. Stay tuned!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

6 thoughts on “ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity unboxing

  • August 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Was going to get a tf300 at bestbuy today. Decided to wait for the windows 8 tablets/hybrids. Probably get either a Microsoft surface or asus windows 8 tablet. So many choices. Asus announced at least 5 windows 8 devices.

  • August 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Very nice, but also very pricey!!

  • August 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Hey when did this this sub site start? “ASUS Transformer?” Noticed it is in same grey subheadins as G & E, and NBT.

    • August 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

      We just started it! We noticed we already had a lot of Transformer content from earlier in 2011 and 2012, but we’re planning even more coverage of the Transformer Infinity in the coming months. Hope you enjoy it!

      • August 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Hi John, I do. Got my wife the TF101 at BB Black Friday for 250. There’s been some power issues with device, but solutions were found on net. Other than that, nice device.Good to know theres a reliable source of Asus tablet info here!

        Been with G & E since got my OG Evo in Oct 2010. Now sporting Evo LTE.

        Keep up the good work!

  • September 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Its a bit pricey. I have read that most people that have bought it, love it. The price will probley come down some as others come on the market.


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