Asus just gave a confirmation that its latest quad core tablet, the Transformer Pad 300 will be officially shipped on the 22nd of April. The Android powered tablet, designed to replace a laptop, will support connectivity for 4G LTE.
The much awaited Asus Transformer Pad 300 has a screen display that is 10.1 inches in size. It is powered by the Tegra 3 quad core processor of Nvidia together with the latest Android 4.0 operating system also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich.
The tablet sports a 10.1-inch display screen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Moreover, aside from LTE capabilities, it will also support 3G and Wifi networks.
In terms of hardware, the Transformer Pad 300 has a rear camera of 8 megapixels and a front camera of 1.2 megapixels. It also has a micro-HDMI port that allows it to be directly connected to a television set. Furthermore, it has a microSD slot for an expandable memory.
Consumers who wish to buy the Transformer Pad 300 can choose to purchase a keyboard dock that can help extend the battery life of the device for a maximum of 15 hours. Without the dock, the battery can only last up to 10 hours. The cost of the keyboard accessory has not been announced yet but it is expected to be sold at a price of around $80 to $100.
The Asus Transformer Pad 300 is somehow similar to the Transformer Prime. Its main difference is that its starting price is much lower than the Prime.
Asus has not yet given an official price for the device but the tablet has been available online for pre-orders for $399. The tablet model offered for pre-order features a storage of 32 GB and a memory of 1 GB.
For a tablet with a starting price of $400, it may not be able to attract a lot of consumers away from the new iPad of Apple even though the cheapest price of the very famous tablet is offered at $500.