The new ASUS Transformer Pad 300 we were introduced by ASUS as the successor of the good old Transformer. And the use of the term successor is not accidental, given the technical characteristics that, except for the processor, did not undergo major changes.
Asus has been very precise about it: the Pad 300 won’t be a replacement Transformer Prime, which is still considered their top of the line. Will go just to cover the needs of market users who need connectivity 3 g (or LTE) and replace, as already mentioned, the TF101.
As with the TF101, the new Transformer Pad 300 will be offered to the public in several versions. Three variants include a Wi-Fi only, one with 3 g module and one with LTE module (although we do not know whether this version will arrive in Italy). The internal memory of the three variants will be the usual: 16 GB. We see some of the technical characteristics:
- Android OS 4.0 ICS
- 1 inch screen (1280 × 800) LED-baclit
- Quad-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 to 1.2 GHz
- Wi-Fi connectivity, 3 g or LTE
- Internal memory: 16 GB
- 8 Megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and 1.2 Megapixel front camera (absent the LED Flash)
- Size: 263 × 180.8 × 9.9 mm
- Weight (without dock): 635g
In addition to tablet in field of connectivity, the Pad 300 will be available in three colors:Red, white and Blue. The materials used are different from those of the Transformer Prime: back in fluted plastic, a choice perhaps obliged to improve 3 g or LTE module receives. Having regard to the similarity to specifications with the First, the Transformer Pad 300 could be a great choice for users who are disappointed about the lack of 3 g module. Even the dock looks a lot like the one proposed together with the Transformer First.
It is unclear if the Transformer Pad 300 will be sold even without dock station but ASUS has revealed that prices will be in line with those of the TF101; the arrival on European soil is planned for April.
We leave you with our hands-on and with a gallery of photos of the three colors available.