Although Asus has been hit by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 shortage and was forced to delay the launch of the Padfone phone/tablet combo, the company continues to release devices that are not based on this SoC (system on a chip) solution.
The latest device launched by Asus is the Transformer Pad TF300T. The tablet is now exclusively available in the UK via Dixons retail stores for £399.99 (635 USD or 500 EUR).
However, customers should be aware of the fact that the slate is bundled with a dock station, which can prolong the tablet’s battery lifer and turn the Transformer Pad TF300T into a netbook.
The retailer doesn’t seem to offer customers the option to purchase the dock station separately. It is also worth mentioning the Transformer Pad TF300T was unveiled back in February at the Mobile World Congress.
Obviously, the tablet is not equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chipset, instead Asus decided to go for Nvidia’s Tegra 3
Transformer Pad TF300T is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and packs 32GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The slate sports a large 10.1 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, and features scratch-resistant glass for extra protection.
Even though the tablet boasts an impressive 8-megepixel rear camera, we can’t see the reason for adding such a high-end photo snapper to a slate.
Anyway, the Transformer Pad TF300T
also packs a secondary 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
The slate’s battery is said to provide users with up to 10 hours of continuous usage or up to 15 hours with the dock station.
Last but not least, Transformer Pad TF300T runs Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and comes with several Asus apps and services. Check it out here