Asus Transformer Pad 300 to debut for $379 at J&R, MeMO ME171 gets unboxed and benchmarked

Asus Transformer Pad 300 to debut for $379 at J&R, MeMO ME171 gets unboxed and benchmarked
The middle child in the Asus tablet family - the Transformer Pad 300, which we handled at the MWC expo last month - is receiving its first pricing details. According to J&R reps, it will be arriving "in about a week", and cost $379 for the 16GB version, and just $399 for the 32GB one, ain't that great.

Granted, the 300 takes it down a notch with a non-HD screen and a slightly thicker chassis, but the 32GB version is to cost much less than an iPad 2 with the same storage, and will likely fall even further fairly quick if history is any guidance.

Meanwhile, in ASUS' home turf of Taiwan, the company already started selling the MeMO ME171, the cool 7-incher with the built-in stylus. It is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 and retails there for the equivalent of $585. 

At CES in January Asus mentioned there will be a quad-core version MeMO ME370T, which will sell for $249 and become the first cheap yet fully functional brand name Android tablet, but these plans have allegedly been scrapped for Google asked Asus to replace the project with its own Nexus tablet.



8. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

free clue to all the tablet makers.....verizon, sprint, and att lte versions is key

9. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah. Seriously!

7. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Nice prince point :D

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what I like is they are not price gouging for the extra memory. only an extra $20 bux to get 32 gig instead of 16 gig? try to get apple to agree to that minimal price increase. lol.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I bet if he checks for an update it will have ice cream sandwich update ready to install. It's what I heard about it. The honeycomb is just already installed and ice cream since has been completd

1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Where's the Transformer Prime with a ppi as good as the iPad? I thought the Eee Pad Infinity or whatever was coming out. Le disappoint.

2. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

As someone who owns both iPad 2 and new iPad I can tell you that your eyes will not notice a perceptable difference after using HD screen for a short while.

3. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Are you saying that the new iPad is pixelated?? I see all kinds of pixels on my iPad.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am on my iPad 2 right now and yes it has great screen I was just at best buy and with the software out right now I don't know wich is wich. There is no way I am going to get a new iPad over my iPad 2. I guess if I put my eyes one inch away I can see little pixels but who does that. I think you either are running crappy software ore your iPad just sucks or you got an iPad one with out the duel core processor and without the better graphics card dude

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