MWC 2012: ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Gets Official in Red, Blue and White

The twice leaked ASUS Transformer Prime ‘TF300T’ has now been made official by the company at its Mobile World Congress press conference, confirming the device as an entry model in the Transformer Prime series.

ASUS has opted to drop the ‘Prime’ name, instead calling this product the Transformer Pad 300. It features many of the same parts as the highly desired Transformer Prime, though ASUS has negated some features in order to keep the costs down. Nevertheless it’s a 10.1-inch Android 4.0 tablet with a keyboard dock that turns it into a netbook.

The 300 runs on the same Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor and also has a 10.1-inch screen, although it’s of the slightly less bright IPS variety, not the Super IPS panel found in the TF201. The resolution is still high at 1280 x 800, which will provide a cracking picture. It also has the same 8-Megapixel rear camera and 2-Megapixel front-facing lens for video calling, HDMI-out and Micro SD card slot. Internal storage has been halved to 16GB to cut costs, but of course you can up this using the card slot.

ASUS claims the Transformer Pad 300 will still last you an impressive 10 hours use from a full charge, although the additional keyboard will only add 5 hours extra, compared to the 8 hour boost you get with the original Transformer Prime.

Finally, ASUS’ latest addition to the Transformer family will come in three different colours: Red, Blue and White. We’ve only seen the red so far (pictured above), which looks pretty snazzy.

ASUS has unfortunately skimped on availability and pricing, though it says we will find out in the next few months just how much it will ask for this colourful new gadget.

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