Summary: The Asus Transformer Prime has been the standard-setting Android tablet ever since it came out last year. It's well-made and beautifully designed, has a screaming fast Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, and after an update it runs Android 4.0, a much-improved version of the operating system. At $499, though, the Transformer Prime competes directly with the iPad, and that's a hard race to win.
Pros: Fast, reliable performance, Tegra 3-optimized games are fantastic, Great build quality, Excellent battery life
Cons: Android 4.0 still has some issues, Keyboard dock is a little cramped, Display isn't anything special
Excerpt: Asus Transformer Pad 300 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet which is selling with or without a keyboard dock that effectively transforms it into a small laptop. In addition, it sports NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Excerpt: A keyboard-equipped tablet naturally draws comparisons to the device it most closely emulates: the laptop. However any thought that perhaps the TF300T could replace your primary PC should remain in fantasy — Android isn’t yet a replacement for a traditional desktop OS. ASUS’s Transformer series should really be viewed as an evolution of the netbook.
Summary: Priced at an MRP of Rs 43,999, the Transformer Pad TF300TG is cheaper than the Transformer Prime TF201 by a good Rs 6,000. What you don’t get are metal shell and Super IPS+ display, plus the Pad TF300TG is a tad heavier and thicker than the Prime TF201. On the other hand, the variant of the Prime TF201 being sold in India is 64GB, Wi-Fi only. The Pad TF300TG has half the amount of on-board storage and offers 3G support via SIM card.
Conclusion: So if your idea of a good time is a slinky all metal body, a camera that flashes and sunlight penetrating screen brightness, the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 will likely fall short of your tablet-top expectations and we would heartily recommend you snap up a Prime. If however you're more concerned about a cost-effective netbook replacement that has a corking GPS unit, top-notch specs, a keyboard with decent travel and enough power to chew through even the most gruelling of...
Pros: Great price, Extensive connectivity, Great camera, Superb functionality
Cons: Screen could be brighter, Low max speaker volume, No camera flash, Plastic build may put some off
Conclusion: With the iPad always beating at the door of its competitors (occasionally with torches and pitchforks), they have to offer something different or unique that can tempt customers away from Apple's monster, whilst keeping the standards high across the rest of the device. Many have tried by picking - or indeed, in some cases copying - a few key features but often failed because they were lacking in other departments such as a poor touchscreen or low powered processor.
Pros: Nvidia Tegra3 1.2Ghz processor, 8MP rear camera, Latest Android 4.0 OS, Highly configurable, Keyboard dock, Vast range of apps, Easy to use, Will work with External HDD, Much cheaper than the iPad
Cons: Not the brightest of screens, Average speakers, Unbalanced when used with dock, No 3G
Summary: Well-Designed Transformer. For Asus, the Transformer Pad tablet family has become a tradition. Asus places the future of the entire family on its latest addition, the Transformer Pad TF300T. Based on its powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 hardware, we believe this is a sure bet.
Pros: Stable viewing angles, High performance, Great integration with the keyboard dock, The docking keyboard is a nice addition which helps extend the battery life. The display is very good.
Cons: Not very bright, A 3G module. This is available at a premium in other versions of this model.