The Asus Transformer Pad 300 is reportedly being promoted by Asus (TPE:2357) as a replacement to the laptop and a gaming device. The latest device is already being offered shipped by the company into the US market. The Asus Transformer Pad 300 features a 10.1-icnh display, quad-core 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM and the Android 4.0 OS.
The 32GB version of the latest tablet offering of Asus has a price tag of around $380, which is lower compared to its predecessor although the features of the two devices are similar. The new features that are found on the Asus Transformer Pad 300 include the latest version of the Android OS and the GPS feature.
The release of the Asus Transformer Pad 300 comes within six months after the release of the first quad-core tablet of the company, the Asus Transformer Prime.
Aside from the Asus Transformer Pad 300, another Android 4.0-powered tablet is also set to be released into the market with a price tag of less than $400, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The reduced price may be a marketing strategy of the companies to compete with the iPad of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which has a price tag of around $499.
The Asus Transformer Pad 300 will reportedly have a battery life that lasts ten hours but it can be extended to about 15 hours when an optional keyboard dock is added since it comes with another battery. The keyboard will transform the tablet into a fully functional laptop.
The eight-megapixel camera of the Asus Transformer Pad 300 has the capability of recording videos at 30 fps. The tablet also features a micro-HDMI port that will facilitate connection to a television.
In addition to the Asus Transformer Pad 300, Asus is also working on its cloud offering by offering free storage of up to 8GB through its WebStorage service. The cloud-based service facilitates the sharing of files and backing up of data into PCs.