Mid-market Asus Transformer Pad 300 announced – 1.2GHz quad-core processor, ICS, 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) Super IPS+ display


Seems like Asus is diversifying their tablet line, and has announced their mid-market offering, the Transformer Pad 300. The Pad 300 features near identical features and specs as its older brother the Transformer Prime with a few key, notable differences – slightly slower clock speed for one (1.2GHz as opposed to 1.3GHz) and the most obvious: it’s made out of plastic. That doesn’t mean that the Transformer Pad 300 isn’t a nice tablet on its own right – a Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz will trump previous generation dual-cores (though an LTE version of the Pad 300 will be made with a slower, Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5GHz processor) each and every time, and the 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display is still a pretty damn good screen to be honest. Top that off with Android 4.0 ICS (naturally) and you get a tablet that’s to die for. No word on price and availability is available for the Transformer Pad 300.