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.

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!