Asus Transformer Pad 300
The Asus Transformer Pad 300 is part of the new breed of Asus tablets capable of transforming into a tablet via a supplied dock. It has a 10.1-inch screen and is powered by the Android operating system, and comes with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version baked in. It also comes with an Nvidia Tegra quad-core processor. The Asus Transformer Pad 300 also features an 8-megapixel rear-auto-focus camera, a Micro HDMI slot for sharing images with a HD TV and a MicroSD card slot for further its 16GB storage. The Transformer Pad 300 is available in Royal Blue, Iceberg White and Torch Red.
The Nvidia Tegra 3 processor works nicely to power the Asus Transformer Pad 300 to pleasing levels of performance throughout. It delivers smooth operation, an excellent battery life of just under 10 hours, and more when used with the supplied keyboard dock. And with 16GB of storage there’s plenty of space for your music and videos, furthered by MicroSD card storage for even more if and when you need it.
Another reason to buy a tablet is the joy of surfing the web from them. Here the Asus Transformer Pad 300 doesn’t disappoint. Page navigation is smooth, and pages appear splendidly. The multitouch capabilities lets you scroll naturally as if using a mouse on a desktop. And with Flash integrated into the browser the Asus Transformer Pad 300 is able to view web pages that Apple’s iPad cannot.
The Asus Transformer Pad 300 may be cheap in comparison to some of the most advanced tablet computers but with the lower costs comes a sacrifice to build quality. Its outer plastic panel feels cheap, and doesn’t inspire much confidence, should you be wary of accidentally dropping it onto a hard surface.
The keyboard also lacks the touch of quality that would make it a pleasure to use. The display also lacks the wow factor that its more advanced sibling the Asus Transformer Prime has. It’s also pretty reflective, which isn’t helpful in bright conditions.