Asus kicks off shipments of Transformer TF300 tablet

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Have you been holding out for a new mid-range Android tablet with long battery life and sweet specs?

Well, you may want to check out the Asus Transformer Pad TF300. The recently launched device - which  weighs 1.4 pounds - is now shipping, with the 32GB version carrying a $400 price tag.

Asus transformer TF300 tablet shipping nowThe coolest feature about this Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet? The keyboard dock, as it neatly transforms the standard tablet into something akin to a notebook or netbook.

Unfortunately, the TF300 does not ship with the keyboard, which sells for an extra $149 and features  an extra battery - significantly extending the tablet's  run time to a total of 15 hours.

Under the hood, the tablet is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad core processor. The TF300 also boasts a 10-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800,  an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Amazon lists the blue 32 GB version of the tablet as shipping 8 or 9 days after the order is initially placed. Asus is expected to offer red and white versions of both tablets starting in early June.