Asus has decided to drop the “Eee” from the name. The Asus Transformer Pad 300 looks very similar to the Transformer Prime, which is currently the tablet computer everyone is dying the get their hands on.
What makes the Transformer Pad 300 even more exciting is that it is reported to have a lower price tag than the Transformer Prime, but still features the Tegra 3 chip. It is also going to be available in three colors, red, white and blue.
We’re sure that the Transformer Pad 300 will be a very popular tablet. As far as we can tell, the Pad 300 isn’t too dissimilar to the Prime, but has been cut down in a few places. It makes use of a standard IPS LCD screen (great viewing angles colors etc), rather than the 600-nit Super IPS+ panel, and the back is made of a plastic. Also the memory is fixed at 16GB, but this isn’t a real problem, as it still features a microSD card for storage expansion.
Other features of the Transformer Pad 300 include the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, 8PM and 2PM webcameras, a 1280 x 800 IPS display, and HDMI output. It will be available with WiFi and optional LTE.
It has a 10-hour battery life, or 15 hours with the keyboard dock attached. The keyboard dock has a full QWERTY chicklet keyboard. It ships with the latest version of Android ICS.