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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Device & Specs

Both devices are somewhat similar, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 runs stock Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). At the time of review, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is set to be replaced by a new version, but is currently not reviewed. The Samsung tablet is far more durable, however, as it has a metal casing, and the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 does not.

Screen

Both tablets' screen performance is roughly the same, right down to reflectivity. The one advantage the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 holds is the fact that it has a brighter screen by a fair margin.

Battery

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 's battery is hard to beat, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 just can't do it.

eReader

Both tablets are fine if you like to read eBooks, but due to the Samsung's slightly better battery life reading eBooks, we'll stick with the older metal tablet.

Internet

Because both tablets are relatively unencumbered in the Play Store and their capabilities, they each offer great support for internet features. You can't really go wrong with either, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is more likely to see continued support for a longer period of time.

Screen

Both tablets' screen performance is roughly the same, right down to reflectivity. The one advantage the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 holds is the fact that it has a brighter screen by a fair margin.

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Battery

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 's battery is hard to beat, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 just can't do it.

eReader

Both tablets are fine if you like to read eBooks, but due to the Samsung's slightly better battery life reading eBooks, we'll stick with the older metal tablet.

Internet

Because both tablets are relatively unencumbered in the Play Store and their capabilities, they each offer great support for internet features. You can't really go wrong with either, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is more likely to see continued support for a longer period of time.

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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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