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In pictures: ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 unboxing

We unbox ASUS' latest Android tablet, the quad-core powered Transformer Pad TF300.

  • ASUS has just announced the [[artnid:424501|Australian launch of the Transformer Pad TF300T Android tablet]]. We've just got our hands on one here at the PC World offices, so let's take a look!

  • The Transformer Pad is a slightly cheaper version of the flagship [[artnid:407028|Eee Pad Transformer Prime]] tablet. Australian models of the device are available in "Royal Blue", "Iceberg White" and "Torch Red" colour variants. We received a blue unit for review, as the above image shows.

  • The ASUS Transformer Pad has similar specifications to the Transformer Prime, but is constructed largely from plastic. It's also slightly thicker and has a smaller battery.

  • ASUS shows plenty of attention to detail in its retail packaging for the Transformer Pad.

  • The Transformer Pad TF300T has a quad-core processor and boasts an optional, detachable keyboard dock that transforms it from a tablet into a notebook-style device.

  • The sales package includes an AC adapter to charge the unit, a microfiber cloth to clean the screen, a warranty card and documentation for both the tablet and the keyboard dock.

  • The Transformer Pad's keyboard dock adds a full-sized USB port, a full-sized SD card slot and a multi-touch trackpad.

  • ASUS says the Transformer Pad is good for up to 10 hours of battery life as a stand alone device, and up to 15 hours if the keyboard dock (with built-in battery) is connected.

  • The Transformer Pad has an IPS screen rather than the brighter IPS+ panel of the flagship Transformer Prime.

  • The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T is available now through major Australian retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys. The 32GB model sells for $499 without the keyboard dock, or $599 with the docking station included.

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