ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review

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ASUS Transformer Pad 300 ReviewThe 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad 300 boasts a beautiful IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Our tablet also came with 32GB of onboard storage plus 8GB of ASUS Webstorage space, along with an SD card slot for expansion (there will be a 16GB option, as well). There’s a 1.2MP webcam on the front and an 8MP camera on the back; although the latter boasts some excellent features, including autofocus, there’s unfortunately no flash...

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review

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TDuberry replied on Tue, Apr 24 2012 4:48 PM

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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CDeeter replied on Tue, Apr 24 2012 8:46 PM

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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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Apr 24 2012 9:11 PM

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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MLouw replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 3:18 PM

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

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 4:16 PM

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

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realneil replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 5:47 PM

Very informative. Thanks for the review Dave.

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ZTimpson replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 3:58 PM

how heavy is the keyboard attachment?

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mhenriday replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 4:36 PM

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

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boiker replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 8:06 PM

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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ZTimpson replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 8:12 PM

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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ZTimpson replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 8:14 PM

What exactly does this rate; "Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC"?

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 1:24 AM

Well Z here is the thing if you want the most "bang for your buck" you probably want to get the kindle fire. but if you want something more functional then the transformer prime is absolutely the best gaming and productivity tablet on the market, but if you want a multimedia tablet then the new zoom tablet is really emphasizing multimedia performance.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 1:28 AM

@ ztimpson, rate is a big word. it doesn't really "rate" on android ice cream sandwich, that is the operating system for the tablet, like windows 7 for your PC. as far as tegra 3 SoC goes, that is the proccessor and if you read the whole article you will see some of the benchmark tests that rate it. PS Soc Just stands for System On a Chip

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ZTimpson replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 8:46 PM

better than the IPad?

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 7:17 AM

ZT, I'd say this tablet specifically is one of the best tabs out there for the money right now. With Asus taking the price down $100 from the Transformer Prime on the Pad 300 here, it has 99% of the performance and almost all the features for a lot less. It's one of the best bargains in Android 4.0 tabs on the market currently.

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If I could afford a tablet I feel that this would be the one for me. It has most of the performance of the Prime for 80% of the cost. With the plastic body the WIFI and GPS issues should be taken care of and with the micro sd card slot it's expandable. What's not to love aout it?

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i prefer ipad 2 for any other notebook or device

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