Asus Transformer Pad 300 review

Baby Transformer still packs quad-core power

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There's no doubt that the Android 4.0 browser is the most powerful Google offering to date, and we found that pages rendered quicker and aesthetically better than on Honeycomb based slates.

Gone is the patchy, slow-reveal of your favourite web sites, which now snap to life in a second. The overall load time may only be fractionally faster, but it's certainly more pleasing this way.

Navigation was also smooth, and there was no hint of judder, stutter or pause for thought when scrolling through long pages and articles. You can even use the multitouch mouse pad to scroll up and down naturally, just as you would on any laptop or MacBook.

Asus Transformer Pad 300 review

Web pages looked superbly clear, and we were impressed how easy it was to read text. Every millimetre of on-screen real estate is used, making browsing a pleasure, and pages fill the 10-inch screen, leading to a relaxing way to enjoy your favourite sites.

Flash is also supported in the native browser app, which will be a big draw for many users, and videos quickly fired into life, something that is really helped by the presence of that quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

Asus Transformer Pad 300 review

We also found the browser had some odd quirks, which detracted from the experience. Clicking on a link using the mouse sometimes zoomed in on the page rather than taking us to the next one. What's more, clicking a link often resulted in a page we visited earlier en route to that site appearing momentarily, before flicking on to the correct site.

Asus Transformer Pad 300 review

There are other browser options available though, with Opera a popular choice among power users. As the TF300 runs Ice Cream Sandwich, you can also take advantage of Chrome, which brings a host of needed upgrades to the browsing experience, and we'd certainly recommend this, and we found reliability improved dramatically.

If you're looking to surf the web on the move, there's more bad news. There's no 3G version of the TF300 slated, so you will have to stick with Wi-Fi to browse the web.


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time10 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyEee Pad Transformer Pad TF300T
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)635 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Height9.9 mm
Width262.9 mm
Depth180.8 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesTransformer Pad TF300T
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelTF300T-A1-BL
Product NameTransformer Pad TF300T Tablet
Product LineEee Pad
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberTF300T-A1-BL
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationStunning, stylish color with a concentric patterned finish

Available in Blue, the ASUS Transformer Pad offers the most stylish choice available in a tablet.

NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU Tablet

Powered by the world's first Quad-core processor NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 4-Plus-1™, the Transformer Pad browses the web and plays 1080p video at blazing speeds. The snappier response time and better multi-tasking performance make the Transformer Pad a true mobile entertainment powerhouse.

Improved Graphics Performance

Up to 30% higher graphics performance for better gaming experience than Tegra™ 2

IPS Panel provides vivid images on the go

A brilliant IPS Panel brings viewable angles up to 178 degrees wide, while presenting excellent and vivid graphic images that produces 50% better and more accurate color range. Displayed in high brightness, it's able to tolerate the sunlight, so you can enjoy it regardless of the environment that you're in.

Package Contents
  • Eee Pad Transformer TF300T-A1-BL Tablet Computer
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year