Asus Transformer Pad TF300T: New Android tablet offers quad-core processor, keyboard dock

New Ice Cream Sandwich tablet available for $499

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Asus has released the latest in its series of Android-based Transformer Pad tablets. The new Asus Transformer Pad TF300T, which will be available in Australian stores this week, follows on from the Transformer and Transformer Prime tablets.

Like its predecessors, the Transformer Pad TF300T can be paired with a keyboard-equipped dock that turns the tablet into a notebook-like device. Other accessories available for the tablet include an SD card reader, a USB to Ethernet adapter and an adapter to connect the tablet to a VGA or HDMI display using its inbuilt micro HDMI port.

The tablet uses a quad-core Nvidia 3 processor running at 1.2GHz and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. It offers 32GB of internal storage (as well as a microSD card slot for expansion) and 8GB of free Cloud storage through Asus WebStorage. It also has a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera and an 8Mp rear camera capable of recording 1080p video.

The TF300T runs version 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) of Google's Android platform.

The tablet is available in three colours (white, blue and red) for $499, or $599 with the docking station included. It will be available from major retailers including Dick Smith, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.

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