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Asus Unveils Two New Transformer Pad Tablets



Asus has been busy at this year’s Mobile World Congress first introducing its long-awaited phone and tablet hybrid, the PadFone, and then announcing two new tablets in the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Series and the Transformer Pad 300 Series. Both tablets have powerful processors, 4G LTE, and Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.

It also appears that Asus has re branded its tablet line. While the Android tablets it released last year were called “Eee Pad Transformer”, these tablets employ the name “Transformer Pad,” a simpler, and much more marketable name.

Both tablets offer some features that consumers should be excited about.

Asus Announces Two New Transformer Pad Tablets

Starting with the Transformer Pad Infinity, it’s going to feature a Full HD Super IPS+ display which means it’s going to rock 1920 x 1200 resolution. The display also employs Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 to help protect the fantastic display from damage. You can see in action in the video below:

It’s also going to come with a Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, a slim 8.5mm design, a 2MP front camera for video chat, and an 8MP rear camera with a large F2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash.

It also has 4G LTE support and Android 4.0 on board.

There is also a Wi-Fi version of the Transformer Pad Infinity that will come with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

Asus Announces Two New Transformer Pad Tablets

As for the Asus Transformer Pad 300, it will also have 4G LTE support but unlike the Transformer Pad Infinity, it will come with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor making it the first 4G LTE tablet with a quad-core processor.

It will also come with a 10.1” Super IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, a 9.9mm design, up to 10 hours of battery life, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Transformer Pad 300 will also come in three different colors: blue, white and red.

Those interested will want to know that the Transformer Pad Infinity will arrive sometime in the second quarter of this year while the Transformer Pad 300 will be arriving at an undetermined date later on this year.

These two tablets appear to trump the recently released Eee Pad Transformer Prime which was the first tablet to hit the market with a quad-core processor. However, it appears now that that was a tablet aimed at early adopters.

That being said, we hope that Asus was able to work out the GPS issues and other bugs that plagued the Transformer Prime in order to make a better experience on these two upcoming tablets.



  1. Freedom

    02/27/2012 at 9:55 pm

    The 300 will feature a 10.1″ 1280×800 display, similar to that of the Transformer Prime, but instead of Super IPS+, the Transformer Pad 300 will only use a standard IPS display, and will also see its storage capacity reduced to 16GB. 

  2. Lou

    02/27/2012 at 10:19 pm

    Big deal – so Asus announces a new Pad – but you can’t buy the old Prime or its Keyboard anywhere 4 months after its release.  Does not matter what they announce if you can’t buy it!!!  Oh where, oh where is my Asus Prime Keyboard …. oh where, oh where can it be????

    • Randall Garrett

      02/28/2012 at 3:37 am

      I have had my TFP since just before Chistmas and the keyboard dock finally arrived the second week of January. Got both through Mazon for the $499 + $149 price. A friend ordered hs last week from Newegg for the same price and got it in 48 hours by second day air. I am looking forward to the TPI and will likely get the S4 variant just for variety, passing my TFP to a collegue. So far, relatively pleased with the TFP, minor flaws and all.

  3. qiifang

    02/28/2012 at 7:33 am

  4. JM_66

    02/28/2012 at 9:21 am

    Will the TPI include the phone?  And what is the price range going to be?  Price for the full set with pad dock, keyboard dock and phone?

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