Asus Shipping the Transformer Pad TF 300 April 22nd

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    At Mobile World Congress in February, Asus showed off their new colorful line of "laptop replacements" the Transformer Pad 300 Series. According to a report from ComputerWorld Philippines, that new series will launch April 22nd. This new tablet will come sporting Ice Cream Sandwich, a Tegra 3 Quad-core, and 32GB Storage for just $399.99. Here's a full recap of specs:
    • 10.1-inch screen
    • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia.
    • Android 4.0.3/Ice Cream Sandwich.
    • 1GB of memory.
    • 10 hours of battery life, "which can be extended to 15 hours with an additional battery in an optional keyboard dock - The dock makes the tablet a fully functional laptop, and Android-specific buttons provide quick access to certain functions."
    • 1280 by 800 pixels.
    • Wi-Fi
    • 3G and 4G LTE.
    • 1.2-megapixel front camera
    • 8-megapixel rear camera
    • micro-HDMI port
    • microSD card reader
    According to the report, the retailer BJs is already taking pre-orders for the device at $399.99. What do you guys think? This could be an amazing value!

    Thanks for the tip Jeffrey!

    For additional discussions on the new Transformer TF 300 check out our dedicated sister-site @ Transformer Pad 300 Forum - TF300.

    Source: TransformerForums via ComputerWorld
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    How is this so different from the Prime? Specs look pretty similar....oh, never mind. It has 3G/LTE in it. Nevermind.
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    It's also $100 cheaper.
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    Ya, that part disgruntles me, but do you need a contract with a service provider? If not, ya, that would be annoying but such is the life of technology. Everything gets cheaper.
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    I just wonder if they fixed the wifi/gps connectivity issues on this. If they haven't then there's no point in buying this, might as well just wait for the 700 series to come out.