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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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Controls

Because the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 has a capacitive touchscreen and only a power button and volume rocker, most of the commands are issued through the screen. Gestures and controls are very natural and responsive, and follow the standard convention of tap to click, pinch to zoom, and swipe to move the screen's viewing area/pages.

Connectivity

While the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 doesn't exactly beat the high-end of tablets on the market, it does offer some standard options that should be available on higher-priced models. Not only can you add battery life by buying the snap-in dock for the Asus Transformer Pad TF300, but you can also make use of its internal 802.11n wireless card, Bluetooth connection, and GPS with just the tablet itself.

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Battery Life

If you were to disable all additional processes, crank the backlight to maximum (on high performance mode), and disable WiFi, you can watch just over 9 hours of video continuously, or read an eBook for 6 hours and 38 minutes. For a tablet its size, this is fantastic. To boot, there are other modes available that promise better battery life should you choose them. This is a great tablet if you need to bring it on long trips.

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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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