Spec comparison: Asus Eee Pad tablets updated with high-res Infinity and affordable quad-core 300 series

Spec comparison: Asus Eee Pad tablets updated with high-res Infinity and affordable quad-core 300 series
Asus had one of the most successful Android tablets in 2011 - the Eee Pad Transformer, and after it launched its successor in late 2011, it brought two powerful new members to the Asus Eee Pad family at MWC 2012: the high-end Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and the affordable yet still capable Transformer Pad 300 Series.

The Pad 300 Series is the first slate combining a quad-core processor and LTE connectivity, while the Infinity comes with a mind-boggling super high-res display with 1920x1200 pixels resolution.

There is a difference between the two even though they look pretty similar design-wise - the Infinity shines with its thin aluminum body and lightweight construction, while the 300 Series is a bit bulkier and made out of plastic. 

On the inside the 300 Series is still pretty darn powerful for a $399 device - it packs a quad-core Tegra 3 chip.

The Infinity actually comes in two versions which differ in the inside stuffing. The Wi-Fi-only version sports a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 quad-core chip, while there’s another one with 3G/4G LTE support and that’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 with dual-core Krait processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The price for the Infinity ranges from $599 to the sky-high $799.

Check out the chart below to see how the Transformer tablets have literally transformed in hardware over this past year and let us know which one you like best and why.


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9 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I wonder how much the Original cost's now? Perfect time to get one? Wait are the other to releasing in this quarter?

2. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Hi, more important is: The Infinity and the Prime start both on 599$, hope this is correct. Wonder if the Prime would make a step down in cost. The 300 Series seems to replace the TF101 instead of competing with it or taking a price gap between. Maybe Asus Roadmap is moving away from the TF101 because of new Hardware etc. Because you see 300 -> IPS (normal) Display and Plastic finish. Maybe time will tell ;) I think this is a great lineup to compete in every price region and for a wide range of User "Needs"! Unfortunately in my country the Prime remains on 599 since release. Even the price of the TF101 rises. adios

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

The original retails for $399, just as much as the 300 Series. The Prime starts from $499 and the Infinity goes from $599. The 300 Series looks the way to go if you're looking for an affordable option.

6. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Ok, good to know. But on amazon.com the Prime is listed with 500+ $ ? maybe a bad reference from my side. *confused* Nevertheless In my country it is sadly still at 599 "€" greets

9. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

It's too bad the 300 doesn't have expandable storage. Can't fit too many 720p movies on just 16 GB, in addition to the OS and all the user data.

4. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I'm glad I didn't just buy the Transformer Prime. High pixel density is a must on a tablet, just like a phone.

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The transformer primes are making Samsung tablets obsolete!

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yoo Phone Arena Guys and Gals what's up none of the internet sites are showing any Windows 8 Tablet computers frankly they are the only ones I am want to buy. I prefer the intel windows 8 tablets over the Arms because they will run 95% of windows 7 programs and with the blue stacks App run hundreds of thousnad android App. last I heard only HP was going to make any what's up with this.. the above device is Windows 8 ready will asus make any Windows 8 tablets can anybody you have at the WMC find out who is going to make them People want to know ASAP this would be a good scoop article

8. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Nokia and Acer are in on Windows 8 (Tablet), too ;) But maybe there is even more. That´s only what I´ve read so far. greets

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