Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Hands on: ASUS Transformer Pad 300 10.1-inch tablet

updated 10:15 am EST, Mon February 27, 2012

ASUS revamps Transformer tablets

ASUS brought along its revamped Transformer tablets this week for Mobile World Congress, where the company introduced the Transformer Pad 300 and Infinity. The 300 series is claimed to be the first LTE quad-core tablet, taking advantage of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset that seems to be a common focal point at the moment for various manufacturers. Electronista stopped by to take a closer look at the 300, along with its dock accessory.

After playing around with a dozen Tegra 3-equipped devices, we expected the Pad 300 to be as fast as the rest. Our expectations appeared to be accurate, as the hardware easily handled Ice Cream Sandwich interface transitions, gallery browsing and gaming apps.

In most respects the device is like most other 10.1-inch Android tablets, offering a 1280x800 display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles. The company made a slight upgrade to the eight-megapixel camera sensor, pairing it with an f/2.2 lens, while LTE capabilities are also a plus.

The Pad 300 maintains the same basic functionality as the original Transformer, enabling users to slide the tablet into a keyboard dock to serve as a netbook. We did not run into any problems typing on the island-style keyboard.

The price tag for the tablet and the whole system remains a looming question, pending an official announcement from ASUS.











By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. global.philosopher

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2010

    0

    Then that is a fail...

    If the tablet is the same as all the other 10" Android tabelts then that is not a good thing for ASUS because ASUS doesn't exatcly have a sought after brand name. Doomed to live life on the (razor-thin) margins.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News