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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300: Specs & Price To Beat iPad 3?

Posted on 24 April 2012 by author

This year, we have witnessed the growing popularity of Android-based tablets and how they compete against the market-dominant iPad from Apple. ASUSTek, a semi-conductor mogul from Taiwan, wanted to put a whole new definition to the Android tablet market. Being budget-friendly without compromising quality, the new Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is sure to be the first step to reach this humble dream.

Running on Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the tablet has an IPS Screen of 10.1 inch with a resolution of 1280 by 800. A processor of 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 powers the tablet. Internal storage of the budget tablet measures at 16/32GB and the RAM measures at 1GB. With the help of a microSD card, its storage memory can be expanded of up to 32GB.

When used wisely, its battery life can last up to 10 hours after charging. Like the previous tablets from ASUS, it has an optional keyboard dock. The dock gives users a more comfortable typing experience and an extended runtime of up to five hours.

Photo shoots and making videos are made possible by TF300s 8-megapixel rear camera which is capable of creating 1080p videos. Those who are into video calling may be interested to know about its front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera as well.

The tablet is also packed with huge connectivity features. Supporting all networks of 4G LTE, it also features GPS, microUSB v2.0 port, Bluetooth v3.0, micro-HDMI port and WiFi with functionality of hotspot and DLNA.

File sharing, data backing, and content streaming are all made possible by TF300s amazing services such as WebStorage service and MyNet. Furthermore, it has a third-party app which includes Super Note and Polaris Office.

Already available in the market and priced at $379, the 16GB Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is definitely much cheaper than the 16GB new iPad which is priced at $499. If having a lower resolution, non-4G wireless networking option, and Wi-Fi only connectivity are your least concerns, then the Asus tablet is a smart buy indeed.



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