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Asus Transformer Pad vs. Apple iPad
Meet the Transformer Pad 300 — the latest Android tablet from ASUS that’s designed for everyone. Everyone who may be in the market for an alternative to the iPad, that is. The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen, Google’s Android 4.0 operating system and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia running at a clock speed of 1.2GHz. But that’s not all, compared to the Apple juggernaut, the Transformer Pad is much cheaper.
Asus has priced its new tablet at US$379.99 for 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, more than $100 below the iPad 3. Though most features are similar to those available in its predecessor, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the starting price is lower. Among the new features are GPS capabilities and the new OS is pre-installed.
While the company has yet to comment on worldwide availability, shipments begin this week in the U.S. and other parts of North America. The Transformer Pad 300 has a 10-hour battery life. The dock has a full keyboard and a touch pad to make the tablet a functional laptop. The dock has Android-specific buttons for quick access to tablet functions, and also USB 2.0 and SD card slots.
And it’s been put on a diet at just 635 grams (1.4 pounds), according to Asus. The display shows images at a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and the Tegra 3 chip enables a strong gaming experience with 12 integrated graphics cores. The tablet is the first that does not have Asus’ famous “Eee” label. So if the iPad, Kindle Fire, or other options leave you wanting more – check this product out. And with all the extra cash you can buy a few cool apps.
moniker, which debuted in 2007 with the pioneering Eee PC 700 netbook. Asus is upgrading its tablets at a furious pace, and the new tablet comes just six months after it shipped the Transformer Prime, which was the industry’s first quad-core tablet.