Hands On Time with the Asus Transformer TF300 Tablet

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in News, Tablets

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Published on July 24, 2012 with No Comments

When we talk about tablets, there are always names associated with it. The iPad, the Galaxy Tab, and the Transformer. Asus gave us a hands-on preview of the affordable Transformer TF300 before its launch.

The unique aspect of the Asus Transformer is that it, with the included keyboard dock, it will turn into a laptop/netbook running Android. It was such as hit for Asus that the successor to the Transformer, the Transformer Prime upped the ante with better hardware an the–then– latest Android OS.

At face value, it looks like just like the Transformer Pad and the Transformer Prime. As it is the more affordable Transformer, it does not have the metal back. Covering the back of the TF300 is a plastic cover that retains the same design as the Transformer Prime.

Also at the back is an 8MP camera as well as a 1.2MP camera in front. While it is an 8MP camera, photos are decent and isn’t as vibrant as with other notable camera smartphones.

The 10.1″ display features an IPS display which provides excellent video quality as well as a wide viewing angle.

According to Asus Philippines, what we’ll be getting locally will only be the WiFi version only. This means that you won’t be able slot in a SIM card to data connection.

Inside, you get Nvidia’ Tegra 3 chipset with its quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz. It has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It also has 16GB internal storage with a microSD slot.

The mobile dock is pretty much the same as the previous Transformer tablets. The dock also has a USB port and a SD slot.

When we were shown the TF300, we were presented with two colors, the traditional Grey and the more vibrant Red.

The real question will be the price. The TF300 is supposed to be Asus’ more affordable Android tablet. However, we weren’t told how much the TF300 will be sold. It won’t be long though, Asus will be unveiling the Transformer 300 as well as its bigger brother, the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 tablet tomorrow, July 25.