ASUS has finally released its follow-up to the Transformer Prime, the Transformer Pad TF300. Available for order now at all the usual major retailers, the new tablet will be replacing the original Transformer in the line up and sell along with the Transformer Prime. At $379 it should make it easier for people to get into a the popular tablet style computing device without having to break the bank.

Even though the TF300 is budget oriented, that does not mean you will be giving up tons of performance to get it. You still get the 10.1″ screen with a 1280×800 resolution. 1GB of RAM and the Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Where they save the valuable dollars is by changing the backing to a plastic one from the metal one of the Prime as well as a slighty lower quality display. Not necessarily bad cuts if you consider the plastic back should help with the antenna reception for the Wi-Fi. Also as part of the Transformer family, you get the option for the docking keyboard to add to its flexibility.

So if you are looking to get into a 10.1″ screen for a value, it is worth checking out. Thinking to yourself now you are glad you waited? We recently did a review on the TF300 and gave it pretty high marks so check it out here. Let us know in the comment section if are looking to get into one or if you get a chance to use one, let us know what you think about it. Others may like what you have to say about it.

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  • Noemail

    What style guide do you use that says don’t use contractions? Because you should burn that one.

  • fashionvalley

    Nice unit, but…it still plays 2nd fiddle to iPad, why pay $400 for this thing, when you can buy a REFURB’d iPad for $350 that is superior?

    • Music_lover

       I’ll be selling my iPad2 to get this one.

    • plasmagrenade11

      Why get on here and tell people what to do? Troll. This thing beats the iPad 2 by a long shot in my opinion.

  • Robertlamb256

    Troll much? If you want an iPad then buy one, just stay off the Android forums.

  • Am I the only one that thinks releasing tablets this fast isn’t the best idea?
    Quality control anyone?

  • Zhoujiong18

    Could you give us more detail about “as well as a slighty lower quality display”.