Quad-core Asus Transformer Pad 300 to launch in U.S. on April 22nd
posted by Alan F. / Apr 14, 2012, 1:42 AM
Buyers will have the option to purchase an optional Android-specific QWERTY keyboard dock that uses a separate battery to increase the tablet's battery life by 50% to 15 hours when docked. While pricing of the device has not been officially revealed, wholesale club BJ's has the Asus Transformer Pad 300 on its website, open for pre-orders at a price of $399.99 for the 32GB model. Most likely that will be the Wi-Fi only variant. BJ's website now shows that the tablet is out of stock and not available. Earlier reports had the 16GB model for sale at $379 from J&R, and hitting the market next week. $149.99 would buy you the keyboard dock. Overall, the new Asus tablet will be very competitively priced compared with the Apple iPad 2 and the new Apple iPad.
Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G and Wi-Fi and 4G LTE variants available. The tablets will each offer a micro HDMI out port, a microSD port, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2MP shooter in front.
Asus will also be offering a slightly higher spec'd tablet, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series which will have a higher resolution 1080p screen powered by a zippy Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The latter will give the tablet better LTE support since the Tegra 3 is known for its incompatibility with LTE technology. No pricing or availability date was revealed for this model.
We were able to get our hands on both the Asus Transformer Pad 300 and the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity during MWC 2012 in Barcelona this past February. With the first tablet launching very soon, now would be a great time for you to refresh your memory about the devices.
source: PCWorld via Electronista
- 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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posted on Apr 14, 2012, 1:57 AM 9
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Oh you meant iPad? I am ready for those thumbs down and negative comments!!!xD
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 2:38 AM 4
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Best tablet: *Good quad core* processor (aka not the Tegra 3) (somewhere around a quadcore s4, that would rock) *Good screen* (I like 1680*1050) (16:10 is better than 16:9) *Standard build quality* (the asus and samsung tablets have great build quality, don't give it an expensive cover) *Nice design* (I would like to have the android buttons seperated more from the screen, they don't seem right being at the bottom of the screen) *Inputs and outputs* (always useful) (the more the better, usually) *On android* (WITH GOOD APP SUPPORT) *Outstanding price point* (will attract people from the iPad) ($350 is great) *One amazing feature that will make it sell* (idk what it will be) What you think?
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 3:24 PM 1
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Android? No thanks. Windows 8 please. One sluggish, laggy, crashy OS. I'm sick of my original Transformer, will never buy an Android Im ready for thumbs down, stupid fandroids.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 4:00 AM 4
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iOS is even more crashy and laggy than Android. I got sick of my iTouch 4 before I went to my Galaxy S2. And the original Transformer had some issues. Don't blame it on Android, blame it on Asus, the manufacturer.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 5:35 AM 6
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Hello, Asus doesn't customize their Android software at all. Its all coming right out of Google's bank that stores stolen code from Apple. Learn the facts before using this as an excuse. fandroid You think I don't have any Android device at all? I do have Asus Transformer and Samsung's developer w8 slates here. I'm sick of you fanboys trying to conceal the facts.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 10:09 AM 3
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I call BS on this one. I had a dual core Android tablet and it crashed at least once a day through heavy use. While not bad, at times it really got bogged down and slow. Since I purchased the iPad, it hasn't crashed once in a month through heavy use. Software and hardware reliability has been exemplary. And this is coming from a avid Android user. From my personal experience, iOS is much more stable than Android on tablets. While Android is my ONLY choice for smartphones, it's definitely outclassed in the tablet segment IMO.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 10:42 AM 3
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No idea what you guys are talking about with all this "instability" crap. I have a Transformer Prime, a Galaxy Nexus, an iPad 2 and the new iPad, and none of them has ever crashed, not even once (Nexus and Transformer are both rooted and flashed with custom BIOS, too). iOS has always been very stable, but so is Ice Cream Sandwich.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 11:06 AM 3
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The only reason I think the Transformer series is on par with the iPad is that they do offer a lot of functionality the iPad doesn't, specifically the full keyboard and track-pad, which completely changes the tablet experience. I would say, however, that the iPad outclasses every single other line of Android tablet out there, including all Galaxy Tabs, simply because they're competing with Apple on Apple's terms. They try to copy the iPad instead of doing something different.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 1:00 PM 0
You do realize that android has true multi-tasking versus I pad that doesn't have it. All you had to do is run a task/app manager to prevent it. This is why it is proven that ios has the most crashes. This is also why ios is for those who are clueless and android is for the more tech savvy.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 11:55 PM 1
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You can dream forever. My TF101 transformer never crash, fast respond, fast upgrade to ICS. All this crashy , laggy lie is from Microsoft marketing because 50% of American not using smartphone and they are trying very hard to get this new user on board their OS.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 6:46 AM 3
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Its pathetic seeing isheeeps not admitting to the fact that iProducts are overpriced craaap,. And ios is nothing but icon grid, its just pathetic and boring. If you remove all the widgets and run no apps on background even mid-range android phones runs faster than iPhones. You stupid troll also dont seem to understand that smooth animations does not equal fast performance, just look at windows phone, the transitions and splash screen are just to hide the loading time.
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 9:04 AM 3
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There is a thing call root....
posted on Apr 14, 2012, 8:21 AM 0
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