Specs leak for rumored Asus Transformer TF300T tablet

Specs leak for rumored Asus Transformer TF300T tablet
Earlier this month, we showed you the image of what appeared to be an Asus Transformer tablet labeled as model number TF300T. With the Asus Transformer Prime sporting a model number of TF201, it was assumed that the tablet in the photo was the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 and could be higher spec'd than even the Transformer Prime. But now, Polish web site Tabletowo splashed cold water on that idea by leaking what they claim are the specs of the Asus Transformer TF300T.

Instead of having higher specs, the Asus Transformer TF300T matches the Asus Transformer Prime with a 10.1 inch display, and with the quad-core 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor under the hood. Other matched specs include the rear and front-facing cameras weighing in at 8MP and 1.2MP respectively, the 1GB of RAM aboard and of course, with Android 4.0 installed (which the Asus Transformer Prime received via an update).

There are some differences between the two. Whereas the Transformer Prime started with a 32GB model, the Transformer TF300T offers a 16GB option. The new device is also said to be heavier and thicker than the older tablet, coming in at 640 grams and 9.9mm vs 586 grams and 8.3mm respectively.

Why Asus would offer a new model with basically the same specs as its current flagship tablet would make sense only if the new model offered the manufacturer higher margins due to some changes in production materials. At any rate, we should learn more about the Asus Transformer TF300T at MWC 2012 in Barcelona which starts on February 27th. Speaking of Barcelona, we will be there to provide you with the most complete and up to date coverage of MWC 2012.

source: Tabletowo (translated) via UnwiredView



4. TimK719

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Of note are some of the details from the comparison chart shown by Tabletowo: - The TF300T has 1gb of DDR3L compared to the 1gb LPDDR2 used by the TF101, TF201 and the TF700T - The TF300T lists 8.5hrs battery life (Tablet) and 12.5hrs (with dock) compared to the 9.5hrs/16hrs of the TF101 and the 9.5hrs/18hrs of the TF201/TF700T - The TF300T lists the dimensions at 180.8 x 263 x 9.9mm, 640g vs TF101 176.8 x 271 x 12.98mm, 680g, TF201/TF700T 180.8 x 263 x 8.5mm, 582g/585g (TF201/TF700T) - TF300T has no LED light for rear facing camera Looking at that it seems this is a replacement for the 1st generation TF101, hopefully there will be price cuts as well (slightly higher than MeMo 370T). Although the battery life has me wondering if they are decreasing the dock's battery size to cut costs.

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I think Alan is wrong in the assumption of ASUS looking for "Higher margins". ASUS is very well known as a brand that offers the best "bang for the buck", not pricey/prime devices. They have gone out of that line with the transformer prime, which is a premium tablet ahead of the competitors as it has far better specs than the actual compertors and a premium built. There they have been enjoying high margins while they have been ahead. But they also know that in two months the market will be full of tablets with the same or even better specs. At that time they won´t be able to keep selling at high/premium prices due to comptetion. So this tablet will be cheaper to build and will compete in price with the new tablets. How to do that? The hardware design is already paid off thanks to the prime, take out the premium materials (full aluminium built) of the prime and allow for 16GB as the SSD is one of the most expensive parts of the tablet. What do you have with that? Tadaaaaa!!! A cheap tablet able to compete in PRICE with the flood of new android tablets with similar specs that are going to be seen in short.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Oooo! the Prime just got Razr Maxx'd! :P

1. JDCohen722

Posts: 39; Member since: May 18, 2011

Their is a small mistake in that post, I think its meant to be 1.3/1.4GHz not 1.2GHz Quad Core

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