Last Wednesday, ASUS unleashed a couple of new tablets here in the Philippines, the Transformer Pad 300 and the Transformer Pad Infinity. Both came fresh from the factories of the Taiwanese titan but their targets markets are very different as the former is aimed at budget conscious locals while the latter is for the high class crowd who have the cash for premium play things.
Available starting the first week of August, these tablets from ASUS will go up against the likes of the uber-popular Apple iPad and other Android slates from rival brands. With that in mind, what’s with the Transformer Pad 300 and the Transformer Pad Infinity that should attract attention and set them apart from the pack? Let’s see…
ASUS Transformer Pad 300
Described as a tablet for the young and trendy ones, the Transformer Pad 300 comes in a stylish white, blue, or red frame that’s pleasing to the eye. But as good as it looks outside, what lies beneath the metallic skin is what really earns this tablet pogi points. Under the hood you’ll find a combo of a quad-core Nividia Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM running the show which tells us the Transformer Pad 300 has serious power for your mobile computing needs.
And that’s not all. This tablet comes with the latest version of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. Yep, no need to hit that update button, for now at least. The best part? The Transformer Pad 300 also comes with a keyboard dock which transforms the whole device into something like a netbook. Now you know why it’s called the Transformer Pad. Anyway, this dock also adds an additional USB port and SD card reader while giving more battery life to the device.
Rounding up the set of features are standards like a pair of cameras (8-megapixel rear, 1.2-megapixel front), a 10.1-inch LED touchscreen, 16GB of storage, and wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Not bad for a device that costs just P24,995, no? And that’s already with the keyboard dock!