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The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is the value option of Asus' convertible-tablet range. Like its more powerful siblings, it features a 10.1-inch IPS display, but this time with a 1280 x 800 resolution. It's powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, and comes with 16GB of internal storage.

Description

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is an Android Honeycomb (3.2) tablet that can be coupled with an optional keyboard dock. The Transformer Prime features a 10.1-inch Super IPS display with a 1280 x 800-resolution, a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.4 aperture plus a 1.3-megapixel front cam, and is the first to be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3, quad-core mobile processor formerly known as Kal-El.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD and a 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0. The 9.7mm-thick tablet has 1GB of RAM and both rear and front facing cameras.

Successor to the popular iPad 2 and furthering Apple's push towards post-PC computing, the "new iPad" features a Retina display at the same 9.7-inch size as its predecessor but with doubled pixel density. The rear camera shares the optics system of the iPhone 4S for better photo quality. Optional 4G LTE is another addition, with theoretical download speeds of up to 72Mbps.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May 2012
  • Price at launch: $399.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 12/2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $399.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Height: 10.35 inches
  • Width: 7.12 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Color: Red, Blue, White
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 7.1 inches
  • Width: 10.4 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 10.1 inches
  • Width: 6.9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black, Silver / White
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1536 px
  • Resolution (Y): 2048 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Notable apps: Tegra Zone, Vibe Music, Asus Launcher
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.1
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Cores: 4

Processor

  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Cores: 4
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5X
  • Cores: 2

GPU

  • Brand: Nvidia
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0 + HS

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint
  • 3G: Optional
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 480p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI, Micro USB

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 22 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 12 hr
  • Capacity: 7000 mAh
  • Capacity: 42.5 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Quadrant: 3623
  • Vellamo: 1358
  • GLB 2.1 Egypt 720p: 63 FPS
  • GLB 2.1 Egypt 1080p: 31 FPS
  • Antutu: 9614

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3132
  • SunSpider: 1707.3 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 9 minutes
  • Quadrant: 2590
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