[Hands On] Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG

Day by day our laptops are getting smaller and we are getting accepting notebooks or netbooks which are light weight can perform almost all of your daily tasks. We all know that Android is one of the favorite OS for tablets and smartphones.

You can do almost any task on a powerful Android tablet but sometime you might want to have a physical keyboard if you type long as onscreen keyboard wont help much in that case.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG which comes with innovative keyboard dock which is very useful for those who like to type long letters and messages.

In box contents :-

In box of Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG you will find :-

  • Tablet,
  • Keyboard dock,
  • Proprietary charger,
  • Some manuals, and
  • Screen cleaner

Built & Design :-

Asus has deigned it very well, back of tablet has got brushed aluminum look, it has concentric-ring pattern radiating from ASUS logo placed in center which ultimately improve your grip on it.

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At back of tablet you will sport a 8 megapixel camera which is able to shot full HD videos but misses LED flash, it do has front facing camera of 1.2 mp for video calling.

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Power button is a top while headphone jack is at right side, on left side you will find a Volume rocker, Micro HDMI port, micro SD slot and a SIM card slot, at bottom it has two hooks to attach it with keyboard dock and a charging port between those hooks.

Asus Transformer_Pad_TF300TG_Dock

If we talk about keyboard dock then it has full size keyboard with a track-pad which makes your work more easy. On the left side of dock you will find charging dock and on left you will have a USB port which allows you to plug your pen drives and transfer data, there is also a SD card slot on dock. Battery on both dock and tablet allows you to work for 15 hrs.

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Hardware :-

Under the hood Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM along with ULP GeForce GPU. It comes with 32 GB onboard memory.

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It has 10.1 inch IPS display screen with screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels means 149 ppi , at back it comes with 8 megapixel camera which can shot full HD videos and at front it has 1.2 megapixel camera. For connectivity it has WiFi, 3G, Micro HDMI, Micro SD, SDcard slot, USB port.

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Software and UI :-

if you ever used Asus tablet then you wont see any change here, this device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which means you have access to Android lock screen apps as well as all the other Jelly Bean widgets. It comes with two launcher which you can select as per you needs. In Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launcher you will have standard 3 on-screen button son bottom left side of the screen with notification area on right side.

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On Android 4.2 Launcher you will find you notification area been shifted to top, if you swipe down from left then you will have access to notifications, and if you swipe down from right then you will have access to user account and shortcut to your settings.

This device doesn’t comes with lots of pre-loaded apps which makes your screen bulky rather it has minimal design and yes you have the access to Google Play which means you can download and install your favorite apps from there.

Performance :-

As Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM along with ULP GeForce GPU you can expect something big from it.

We had played full HD videos on it, surfed web, played games like Temple Run 2, Temple RUN OZ, and Mortal Combat and all went smoothly without any lagging.

Here are the results of few benchmarking test which we had performed on it ;-

AnTuTu :- 12124

Quadrant :- 4021

Nenamark2 :- 56.4fps

Camera :-

Rear camera of Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG can shoot full HD videos and images at resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Here are some images which we shoot and a video, click on image for full view.

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Video Sample :-

Media :-

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG supports almost all major videos and Audio formats, we were able to play MP4 and MKV video formats on it, means you don’t require any third party media app. It has good speakers which were loud and clear.

Final Verdict :-

Pros :-

  • Smooth touch screen
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Nice built
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good speakers

Cons :-

  • SIM can be used for data plan only
  • Screen resolution could be better
  • Sometime may feel plasticky
  • No LED flash

If you are looking for an good premium Android tablet with 3G support then Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG is for you. Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG could be a replacement for your netbooks as it has nice screen and well designed keyboard dock too.

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