ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review - HotHardware

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review

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ASUS didn’t load up our tablet with GPU-hungry game demos, but we did grab a few titles optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip just to see what it could do. As you can see from the screenshots, some of the game graphics are nice, but others are gorgeous--and that’s without talking about performance.


     
Tegra 2 Optimized: Glowball


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Despite how overused the term is, we have to say it: this tablet offers an immersive gaming experience. There’s no identifiable lag in control response and no hiccups in the action, even when the fur is flying. The GPU’s performance, coupled with the tablet’s excellent sound quality, makes for a distraction-free gaming experience that’s a sight to behold and fun to play. (Having the big 10.1-inch screen doesn’t hurt, either.)

Gaming on a tablet--or for that matter, a phone--can already offer a good experience, but NVIDIA isn’t kidding when it claims that Tegra 3 can give consoles a run for their money.

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You have failed to understand that the 300 is not a replacement for the prime, so saying the issue that prime performs as good if not better than the 300 is a silly. On top of that the 300 is is £100 cheaper than the prime which is still suffering from gps issues.

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TDuberry, sorry but we'd disagree with that statement. We weren't claiming the 300 is a replacement for the Prime. It is a replacement for original Transformer though, which makes it an alternative to the Prime. So, saying performance isn't demonstrably better than the Prime isn't off base. This is an option in the market versus the Prime, which is understood clearly. It has fewer features and a lower price, it's apples and oranges but people always want to understand performance.

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Very informative. Thanks for the review Dave.

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So if I can get this plus the dock for cheaper than an iPad, is there still a reason to get the iPad?

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CDeeter:

So if I can get this plus the dock for cheaper than an iPad, is there still a reason to get the iPad?

I say no unless you are already part of Apple's ecosystem.

 

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I don't know if i am misreading or something...but does the 300 have 3g support or not?

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No, there is no cellular connectivity in the device at all.

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how heavy is the keyboard attachment?

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All of 546 grams, according to the article....

Henri

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Hey Dave,

I don't want to speak for everyone out there, but there is alot of us wondering what is the best tablet for my dollar amount, or the "biggest bang for my buck"? What is your personal opinion on the tablets?

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