Asus Transformer Pad 300 UK price revealed

Asus Transformer Pad 300 UK price revealedThe Asus Transformer Pad 300 (note the lack of Eee in the name there) was originally unveiled back at Mobile World Congress in February.

Essentially it’s a slightly downgraded Asus Transformer Prime, and turns out it boasts a pretty reasonable sounding price tag.

We’re told the Asus Transformer Pad 300 will go for £399 (16GB), with the keyboard dock. That’s not too shabby, huh?

Its big brother, the Asus Transformer Prime, is currently going for £630 (32GB) - again with the keyboard - on Amazon.

Shared specs include a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8MP/1.2MP camera combo, HDMI out and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on operating system duties.

However, the Asus Transformer Pad 300 has a comparatively modest IPS display (as opposed to Super IPS+ on the Transformer Prime), and a plastic rear – which should allay concerns of Wi-Fi problems.

PC World and Currys will have an online exclusive from early May; in-store availability will follow later in the month; and other retailers will offer the Asus Transformer Pad 300 from late June.

The colours are all over the place for some reason. You’ll be able to grab the Asus Transformer Pad 300 in Royal Blue on release, followed by Iceberg White in late June and Torch Red in late July.

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Jim988  Apr. 23, 2012 at 13:27

Thats quite a decent deal, this is what the prime price tag should have been closer to.

Downgraded screen, but GPS that works and improved Wi-fi - I would rather buy this.

jaybear88  Apr. 23, 2012 at 14:02

Great device but the price tag is so prohibitive it really makes you ask, "why not buy an ultrabook?"

SpeedyG  Apr. 23, 2012 at 14:17

Majority of cheap Ultrabooks aren't quite there yet with performance, functionality or looks.

Isn't the New ipad 16gb Wifi version in this price range?

Tough sell if so.

Jim988  Apr. 23, 2012 at 15:15

If its not a forced bundle with the dock, the tablet by its itself could go 250-300 which is a decent price point..

xbox-360-elite  Apr. 23, 2012 at 20:19

What does the transformer prime have that this doesn't?

jaybear88  Apr. 23, 2012 at 21:16

Sorry SpeedyG, I was referring to the prime at £630 :P

SpeedyG  Apr. 23, 2012 at 21:19

Sorry SpeedyG, I was referring to the prime at £630 :P

Maybe so, but the cheapest intel based ultrabooks are well within range of that Prime tbf. :p

Pondlife  Apr. 23, 2012 at 22:12

What does the transformer prime have that this doesn't?

Better type of screen, more memory and erm erm erm sturdier construction?

Jim988  Apr. 23, 2012 at 22:28

But this thing has GPS that works (without the need for a ridiculos "dongle") and improved wifi performance.

Pondlife  Apr. 23, 2012 at 23:24

Well we don't know that yet, they might have ballsed it up in this one too for good measure.

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