Acer and ECS aren’t the only companies working on Android tablet with Intel Bay Trail processors. Asus is preparing to launch a new 10 inch Transformer Pad tablet with a detachable keyboard dock, Android software, and an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor.

It’s called the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C, and we first got a glimpse of the tablet in March, thanks to the Red Dot 21 design awards competition. Now European retail site Digitec has posted detailed specs for the upcoming tablet.

Asus Transformer Pad TF103

While the tablet features one of Intel’s newest Bay Trail chips, the rest of the specs make it pretty clear that this is a mid-range tablet rather than a high-end device. That seems to be in keeping with Intel’s strategy of making its new low-power tablet chips competitive with the ARM-based processors currently used in most Android phones and tablets.

Here’s what to expect from the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C:

  • 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display
  • Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core, 64-bit, x86 processor
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSDHC card slot for up to 64GB of removeable storage
  • 16GB of Asus WebStorage
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 5060mAh battery

The tablet measures 10.1″ x 7″ x 0.4″ and weighs 1.2 pounds while the mobile keyboard dock measures 10.1″ 7″ 0.8″ and also weighs 1.2 pounds. Put them together and you’ve basically got a portable Android notebook that measures 1.2 inches thick and weighs 2.4 pounds.

via Mobile Geeks

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10 replies on “Asus Transformer Pad TF103C Bay Trail Android tablet”

    1. It’s the budget model offering, and mobile devices are still mostly maxing out at 2GB for the premium offerings…

      This will change in a matter of months but it’s still the case for now… Since the mobile industry hasn’t yet fully geared up to mass use of 4GB RAM and until it gets mass usage the unit costs are still high and harder to use for anything less than the most expensive mobile devices…

      Like even the Samsung Galaxy Note only goes up to 3GB of RAM…

      But they’re starting to acceleration adoption, at least one Chinese company may be the first to use the 4GB capacities and it should spread from there… While they’re also getting ready to accelerate development to the eventual switch from LP-DDR3 RAM to LP-DDR4 RAM, which can be squeezed into small spaces, can improve power efficiency, etc and make further growth in RAM capacity possible for mobile devices…

      1. Seems to me that they purposely handicapped the system in the ram department. It could be a competitive offering otherwise.

        They would have to be offering it pretty cheap for it to be price competitive with a major gimping like that.

        1. Competitive depends on whether it targets the low, medium, or high end of the market and this model doesn’t target the high end… again, it’s the budget model!

          Asus always releases multiple models anyway and if you prefer better specs then simply check out the upcoming TF303, which was also mentioned when the TF101 was first reported a little over a month ago…

          This article just provides one of the first updates with details on the TF101 but details still haven’t been released for the TF303… Except that it will be the more premium model, will also be a Bay Trail, and will have full HD resolution screen…

          While these are latest models for the Transformer Pad series… The TF10x is what pretty much started it all and became the lowest end of the Transformer models once Asus started offering higher end models… The TF30x is usually the mid range and the TF70x is usually the high range but the TF303 may be the highest they’re offering for now/soon…

    1. By the end of the year, through early next year, we should start seeing 4GB being offered instead of 3GB… The 1st iteration of the upcoming Nvidia Tegra K1 will still be a 32bit SoC but the 2nd iteration that’s due out in a couple more months or so will make the switch to Nvidia’s Project Denver 64bit processor and should make official the change of max supported RAM from 4GB to 8GB… Of course, we’re not likely to see the max used in any mobile device but 4GB should steadily become the new norm instead of 2GB…

      Similarly, the upcoming ATOM update to Cherry Trail will also double max RAM support to 8GB for Intel’s tablet offerings too… Further increasing demand for the higher capacity and thus how common it will become…

      Especially, since by then both can offer to run 64bit Android…

    1. Thanks. Let’s chalk that typo up to the fact that my fingers aren’t used to typing “Bay Trail” and Android in the same line yet… even though this is the third Android Bay Trail tablet I’ve written about today!

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