Just yesterday we let you know that the Asus Transformer Pad 300 was available and shipping out.
The whole Transformer Pad family have been very popular since their initial release, and now their latest, and more budget friendly model has been very well received and is selling very well.
The Transformer Pad 300 has only been available a matter of days, but has already been reviewed by a number of websites. Until we bring you our own review, we can bring you a round up of a number of these reviews.
Before we get into the review details, we will recap you on the new TF300 details. It has the same size 10.1-Inch 1024 x 800 display as the Prime, but it uses a standard IPS panel rather than Super ISP+, so it might not be as easy to use outside. It has the same processor, Android 4.0, the same 8MP and 2MP webcameras, but no flash on this model.
Engadget reviewed it and said, “Think of it as a watered-down Prime. Make no mistake: the TF300 shares some overarching design language with the original, so even now that there are several Transformers on the market the lineup still feels cohesive. Though the TF300′s price is fairly low, there thankfully isn’t that big of a catch. Moreover, the performance is a clear improvement over what you’ll get from similarly priced 10-inch tabs, many of which run on last year’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip. So if you feel at home in Android and have about $400 to spend, this, friends, is the tablet we recommend.”
SlashGear were very impressed and said, “Here we have the slightly less expensive version of the most well-rounded and powerful Android tablet on the planet. The qualities that allow this model to cost significantly less than its bigger brother are not bothersome to me, and I see no reason, save for one, why a person wouldn’t just go with this TF300 model over the Transformer Prime. That reason is, of course, the flash for the camera – I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t use their tablet as their primary photo and video machine, but if they do, that little LED can make or break a purchase.
ASUS hasn’t just created a lower-cost model of the Prime here, they’ve re-done the Prime with the essentials it needed to be the top-quality Android tablet in the field and offered it here with the name ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 with a much more pleasing price tag. Pick one up right now!“