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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

Jim Carter, 2013-06-15

Tablet computers like the iPad have gone viral. I should at least try out this latest fad. Update: my laptop died and I critically need a replacement. Among the many tablets available, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T) stands out: it is one of the few with a detachable physical keyboard, called a dock, so it can be used as a real tablet or as a mini laptop. See the selection page for my requirements and for details of the selection process.

Key features of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T:

Principal software activities so far:

The machine is very new for me and I'm still learning how to use its capabilities, which are a lot different from my old laptop running real UNIX (OpenSuSE). Likely in the future I will be doing more activities and doing the existing ones more efficiently and conveniently.

So far the machine has been a joy to use.

Table of Contents

Compass Directions

The tablet can be used in any orientation, so referring to the top or left side is ambiguous. Therefore I have defined reference directions. At the beginning I'm mainly using it in landscape orientation attached to the keyboard, and the directions are coherent with that use:

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