To attract more users and give them a more economical tablet option, ASUS is going to launch a cheaper version of its Transformer Prime tablet. Scheduled for release next month, ASUS Transformer Pad 300 differs slightly from Transformer Prime in terms of specifications.
According to the company, “Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that combines quad-core CPU power with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock with USB and SD card ports.”
ASUS Transformer Pad 300 features a hard plastic back panel as compared to the brushed aluminum chassis used in Transformer Prime. The new tablet features a 1.4GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM to facilitate multitasking. Like the high-end model, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera. But one area where ASUS Transformer Pad 300 lags behind Transformer Prime is its display. The former boasts of a standard Soda Lime Glass panel which is far below the Corning Gorilla Glass panel used in the latter.
ASUS Transformer Pad 300 will cost US $380 and US $400 for the 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively.