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Asus Brings 4G LTE To Transformer Range With Pad 300

Asus announced earlier today the launch of a new tablet, the Transformer Pad 300 which the company says is the world's first 4G LTE compatible tablet.

Like the Transformer Pad Prime and the Transformer Pad Infinity, the Pad 300 comes with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB lifetime Asus WebStorage.

The other features are also very similar to the Prime; a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, up to 16GB onboard storage, microHDMI, microSD card reader, an eight megapixel camera with full HD recording, a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera and a 22Whr battery.

As for the other Asus tablets, the Pad 300's capabilities can be augmented using the keyboard docking station which adds a USB 2.0 port, a SD card reader and another 16Whr battery which adds 50 per cent extra battery life.

Curiously enough, the Pad 300 has less battery capacity, is thicker by a full 20 per cent compared to the Prime (and heavier as well) despite the fact that they are are almost similar.

The Pad 300 series will be available in three different colours; Asus has yet to confirm when the tablet will go on sale in the UK and at what cost. We expect it to be the entry level option for the Taiwanese firm's tablet portfolio.

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