ASUS To Begin Shipping Transformer Pad 300 Series On April 22nd


The last time we heard about the availability of the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, it had popped up for pre-order at a few online retailers a few days ago. But now, it looks like we may finally have a date. An ASUS spokesperson told PCWorld today that the Tegra 3 powered Pad 300 will begin shipping in the US on April 22nd. Although ASUS failed to mention pricing for the tab, we told you guys before that J&R listed the 32GB version for $400, though we’re not sure if that pricing will stick upon release. We’ll keep you guys posted.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. So what are the differences in this and the prime? Does it really have an all metal back like in that picture?!

    1. From what i have heard its supposed to have a plastic casing, no flash with the camera, the tegra 3 is going to be underclocked to 1.2ghz, and less battery life around 8 hours 

        1. compared to the orig transformer prime ? because the tf200 and the tf 300 have the exact same resolution but the 300 has 10 hour battery life ( Source : link above) and the 200 has 12. EDIT : The TF300 is also missing the Super IPS display

        2.  1200×800 is less? Ok, the more expensive t700 will have more.

  2. Is this supposed to be under the prime? or better?

    1. its a cheaper version of the original transformer prime (tf201 model)

  3. I just read on their site its going to have 3g/4g connectivity 

  4. Does the gps actually work in this one?

    1. Should work fine now that this slightly cheaper model is using a plastic housing…

  5. Quad-core is theoretically better,
    I understand that quad-core does not directly mean more powerful but please stop using these benchmark tools as evidence to prove that they are less powerful than dual-cores. These benchmarks measure the overall power of SoCs and there are tons of other factors that contribute to how powerful they are. These could be factors like clock rate and architecture, not only “the number of cores it has”.
    The quad-core Tegra 3 chip may show lower benchmarks, but that is NOT directly the result of being quad-core, but because of it using the older A9 microarchitechture or whatever reason, which should be your main argument.

    1. A valid point and but I guess the same argument could be said vice versa. Oh and Qualcomm’s dual-core S4 chips use modified A9’s. 

      Benchmarks should never be used as the be-all-end-all definitive answer which processor is better than another, or which device is superior. It’s just nice to know. =p

      1. ” Qualcomm’s dual-core S4 chips use modified A9’s  ”
        Are you sure? I bet they are using Cortex-A15.

        1. ARM is to Intel as Qualcomm is to AMD. Somewhat similar, same instruction sets, but not the same architectures.

          The S4 compares directly to the ARM Cortex A15, and yes, is well above the A9.

          1. And, again, ARE YOU SURE!? :)
            Guys, you talk so… you are working in those companies? Nope, i think. So…?

          2. I’m actually in semiconductor R&D, I’ve talked personally with Qualcomm, so yes, I’m very sure. :)

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