Asus announces pricing and launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Pad TF300

Asus announces pricing and launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Pad TF300
After introducing the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 at Barcelona this past February at MWC 2012, we recently let you know that some sites were calling for an April 22nd launch of the tablet. Asus has just officially announced the launch date and let's just say that the prior speculation was real close. The quad-core Tegra 3 powered tablet with Android 4.0.3 installed will be available online starting April 23rd. Assuming that enough inventory remains, the tablet will then be available at brick and mortar stores exactly one week later. Initially, the tablet will be offered in royal blue, but other colors such as torch red and iceberg white will become available in June.

So how much will the latest Asus tablet cost you? The 16GB version will have a $379 price tag while the 32GB model will run you $20 more at $399. And what would a Asus Transformer tablet be without the optional docking station? For the Asus Transformer Price TF300, the docking station has a price tag reading $149 and is not backward compatible with older Transformer models.

source: Asus via AndroidCentral

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Transformer Pad 300
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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22 Comments

1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Only $20 more for the 32 gig model. Nice.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Not to mention, you can insert a microSD. This just perfect for watching Full HD movies!

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If by "Full HD" you mean 1080p, then no, you can't. The TF300 only has 720p resolution. The Transformer Pad Infinity is the one with the 1080p screen, and I'd much rather take that tablet over this one.

17. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Yes it is 1080p. Go on Asus's website.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Display 10.1" WXGA (1280 × 800) LED Backlight 178° wide viewing angle IPS panel, 10 finger multi-touch" 1280 x 800 is 720p. 720p is normally 1280 x 720, but there's 80 extra pixels to make up the black Android ICS toolbar at the bottom. The Transformer Infinity, meanwhile, is 1920 x 1200. Again, it would normally be 1920 x 1080, but there's an extra 120 pixels at the bottom for the Android toolbar.

20. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

hmm i know it said 1080p somewhere... But i can't get on asus's website right now and im not sure why, so you win this one for now haha.

3. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Only $20 of difference, do they really want to sell the 16gb model?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i like that its only a $20 difference. hopefully everyone just buys the 32 gig and then the 16 goes on sale to 299 or less :)

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Thats exactly what they want, they may make $20 more from you only but when a lot of people pay that extra $20 for a 32GB it'll make a difference in their profits.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its got removable memory right? What Id love is the 16 gig bundled with the keyboard for sub 400. That would just about make me flip open my wallet. Prices need to just keep on coming down. yeeaper!

8. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

maybe when the tablet + dock sells for less than an Ipad and runs Windows 8, i'll want one, otherwise BOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRing

9. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Just like your comment.

19. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Lol at the fandroids thumbing down you.

11. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I would definintly consider buying this. My only question is if i would be able to install windows 8 and if it did I would definintly get one.

13. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Not officially anyhow, since there will be no windows rt (arm version) sold separately.

14. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

yeah i was just thinking that. But i do have a relative that was able to get the complete windows 7 on his vista laptop so i think he could probably get it on there for me if i asked...

21. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

sorry for free i meant to put that in there.

16. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Exciting stuff.

22. JenApple

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

That’s more like it. A transformer pad that’s actually affordable. Especially the 32GB version. You're not exactly gonna find a cheaper quad-core tablet with 32GB of storage anytime soon lol.

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