The new ASUS Transformer Pad will be launched in Singapore from mid-May. It (the Transformer Pad (TF-300 with docking) has a RRP of SGD749. Specifications after the break.
Transform in Style with the New ASUS Transformer Pad
Incredible performance meets style and value
Singapore (April 23, 2012) — Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a power packed, yet affordable, tablet with a host of features onboard. Available in three stylish colors, the ASUS Transformer Pad is aptly named thanks to the optional mobile dock accessory that allows it to transform from a tablet into a notebook. When docked, total battery life is rated up to 15 hours, while also increasing productivity with a full QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and USB/SD Card ports. Housed in the Transformer Pad is a powerful NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU, ASUS SonicMaster technology for an incredible audio experience and an 8MP auto-focus camera that shoots crystal clear photos. The Transformer Pad is running the Android™ 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich) that is upgradable and features exclusive software for added productivity.
The Transformer Pad comes in three stylish colors: Royal Blue, Iceberg White and Torch Red. It also boasts an elegant concentric patterned finish that hints at the ASUS Zen philosophy found in the ZENBOOK™ and Transformer Pad Prime. With a profile that’s 9.9mm thin and 635g light, the Transformer Pad can easily be carried around all day, and when combined with the ASUS exclusive Mobile Dock, it turns into a productivity workstation. A QWERTY keyboard and multi-touch touchpad offers a true notebook experience, while a USB port and SD card slot provide additional storage options.
Powering the Transformer Pad is NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core CPU with an integrated 12-core GeForce® GPU that provides superior performance, multi-tasking, smooth Full HD 1080p video playback and console-quality gaming. The “PLUS-1” is an extra battery-saver core in the CPU that handles low-power tasks like active standby, music and video, and is transparent to the OS and applications. It offers the best combination of ultra-performance with low power consumption – up to 10 hours on the Pad and extended up to 15 hours when combined with the Mobile Dock.
In addition to its stylish design, the Transformer Pad uses audio powered by ASUS exclusive SonicMaster technology. Tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team, SonicMaster technology features a combination of advanced hardware and software designed to deliver an immersive audio experience.
Unrivaled visual acuity
The Transformer Pad boasts a wide 178° viewable IPS display so images are sharp and easily shared with friends. A 1.2MP front camera allows for video conferencing while an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus takes brilliant photos thanks to a large F/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens, back illuminated CMOS sensor, touch-to-focus, depth of field effect and low light noise reduction to provide the clearest and sharpest photos. The 8MP camera on the Transformer Pad also has the ability to take Full HD 1080p video.
Featuring the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, the Transformer Pad runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets and deep interactivity. Also onboard is the preinstalled SuperNote application, which has the ability to take, draw or record notes, while Polaris™ Office is a great productive tool that gives users the ability to read or create Word, Excel and PowerPoint (MS Office 97-07 version compatible) files. With 32GB of internal memory, a microSD slot and 8GB of free storage on ASUS WebStorage for life, users can store and share their memories anytime, anywhere.
Accessorize the Transformer Pad
Accessories built for the ASUS Transformer Pad helps users get more out of it, extending the overall user experience. All offer instant convenience and style, working seamlessly with the same light and compact form factor. One such cover is the TranSleeve Dual, a durable, dual-positioning, multi-view angle sleeve that supports handheld video watching and ergonomic typing. Also available are micro HDMI to VGA or HDMI cables, an external SD Card reader, external USB Port adapter and a USB to Ethernet adapter, all designed to complement your ASUS Transformer Pad.