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Asus Transformer Pad (TF300) Tablet Review

The Transformer Pad is a decent pick for buyers on a budget that still want a lot of bang for their buck.

May 15, 2012
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Apple iPad 3rd Gen

Device & Specs

As far as tablets go, the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 and the iPad are very different devices. Obviously, there's the keyboard dock that goes along with the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 and Android 4, but on top of that, the iPad has an absolutely spectacular screen, iOS, and a metal casing. The screen does require a lot of extra battery to power, however, so the weight of the iPad is substantially heavier than the relatively lightweight Asus Transformer Pad TF300.

Screen

The iPad's screen completely blows the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 away. It's okay though, because it's current the best screen of all time.

Battery

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 has a better total battery life overall, and charges much faster than the iPad's dinosaur of a battery does.

eReader

Given that the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is easier to hold for long periods of time, and has a better battery life with eReader apps, it's the better performer here.

Internet

This one's tough, as both tablets have unfettered access to their own markets, but by the numbers, the iPad has far more apps and supported services than Android tablets do. This may change in the future with Google's strong push to develop their platform, but currently they're playing a little catch up.

Screen

The iPad's screen completely blows the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 away. It's okay though, because it's current the best screen of all time.

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Battery

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 has a better total battery life overall, and charges much faster than the iPad's dinosaur of a battery does.

eReader

Given that the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is easier to hold for long periods of time, and has a better battery life with eReader apps, it's the better performer here.

Internet

This one's tough, as both tablets have unfettered access to their own markets, but by the numbers, the iPad has far more apps and supported services than Android tablets do. This may change in the future with Google's strong push to develop their platform, but currently they're playing a little catch up.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  12. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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