Cheaper Asus Transformer Pad Launching With Keyboard, for £399

By Gary Cutlack on at

Asus has confirmed prices and launch dates for its newest Android tablet, with its Transformer Pad TF300T set to arrive in the UK "from early May" at the Currys/PC World chain.

It's a bit of an odd phased launch, with the first units reserved for online orders, which will be followed by a later release of units in branches that should go on sale from the end of May. Then, at the end of June, the TF300T will be available at other retailers.

The price is £399 for the tablet itself plus its accompanying keyboard dock, which is a solid £100 cheaper than the asking price of the Transformer Prime. Not that we're missing out on any features, with the TF300T featuring the same Tegra 3 chipset as the Prime, with Android 4.0 as its pre-loaded OS and a 10.1" display.

Plus it'll come in a few colours to match your man bag. The first unit to launch will be the "Royal Blue" model, with a white option coming at the end of June, followed by a red one in July. [Asus UK]