ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Android Tablet Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Android Tablet Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: The Transformer Pad TF300 is the new and affordable Transformer Pad from Asus. Aside from the fact that it can substitute for the original and very sensational ASUS Transformer Prime, it is also intriguing in a way because it offers such a great set of specs for a $100 slash off its predecessor’s price. It looks like the higher-end Prime, right down to its 8 MP rear-facing camera, runs on the same unskinned version of Android 4.0 and have something that is rarely seen in a tablet within its price category — a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

The main differences between the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 and the Prime are the battery life that is only 10 hours for the latter, compared to the 12 hours of the former, and the quality of the display; the TF300 only offers 350 nits of brightness compared to the 600 nits of the Prime. However, overall, the trade off seems quite very reasonable.

Essentially, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is a 10-inch tablet computer that attaches into a keyboard dock and becomes a high-powered Android netbook, nothing too different from what the Transformer Prime can do. However, given its marked down price, it is very apparent that it is not intended to be quite as premium as the Prime.


The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is quite thick at around 10 mm. It also comes heavier than its predecessor. Instead of a sleek black metal casing, it has a plastic cover, which is decently pretty but not as elegant. Furthermore, unlike its metal cousins, the plastic cover allows it to come in a variety of colors – white, red, and black, depending on the consumer’s tastes. There is little flex though, which makes it quite compact and secure to use. It has a rough brushed texture at the back for easy handling, although it does tend to be scratchy.

On the back of the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is a 1.5-inch speaker grille slit. Sounds coming through the speakers are surprisingly fuller and louder than that of the Transformer Prime, and even at maximum volume, there is little in the way of distortion as well as tininess.

Interface-wise, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 and the Prime has the same set – a micro-HDMI input, a microSD card slot, a volume rocker, as well as a power/sleep button protruding from the top edge, while the USB dongle requires a full USB port. In addition, it also features Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and GPS. The keyboard dock on the other hand is primarily made of metal and features soft, isolated keys that are comfortable for general use, although it may come quite cramped for those who have big hands. The keyboard slides easier on the TF300 than the one on the Prime, and it can even be used to dock on the Prime.

The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 features a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the same as that of the Prime although the TF300 has a regular IPS display instead of the Prime’s Super IPS+. The display is overall sharp and gives rich colors, although it doesn’t have the same reading efficiency under direct sunlight as that of the Prime. It offers wide viewing angles though, a good contrast ratio, and no color tint problems.

The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 runs on a 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, instead of the Prime’s 1.3 GHz. It also uses 1GB worth of DDR3 RAM. Performance-wise, the tablet computer is really fast and can handle multitasking and web browsing without any apparent lag, although compared to the iPad 3 it does come off a little bit slower. The tab has both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G versions.

The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 was announced on February of this year but has just been sold recently.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Android Tablet Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 470.00 (Starting Price)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    any idea where can i purchase asus tf300, 32GB, 3G model without the keyboard in singapore? and what is the price without the keyboard?

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