The Asus Transformer Pad line of products are Android tablets that become Android notebooks when you attach an optional keyboard dock. Up until recently most tablets in the Transformer Pad family have sported ARM-based chips. Now Asus is introducing its first Intel-powered models.

The Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL features a full HD display and an Intel Atom Bay Trail CPU.

Meanwhile the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C is a cheaper model with an HD screen and less memory.

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Asus is showing off the new tablets at Computex in Taiwan this week. Although the TF303CL didn’t make it into the company’s official press release, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 2-in-1 tablet. It showed up in Ukraine a few weeks ago and in a red dot 21 design award listing a few months before that.

Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL

The TF303CL features a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, and a microSD card reader. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

The tablet has a 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera, stereo speakers, and a 25Whr battery in the tablet section. It’s expected to support 4G LTE networks in Europe and Asia.

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C

This model’s a bit more of an entry-level or mid-range device. It also has an Intel Atom Z3745 processor, but it features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSDHC card slot.

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There’s no LTE option, but the tablet supports WiFi and Bluetooth and should get up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

via Mobile Geeks, CNET, and Engadget

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7 replies on “Asus Transformer Pad Android tablets go Bay Trail”

  1. I wonder if this is more of a positive statement about Intel’s atoms or a negative statement about NVidia’s tegras.

  2. Good for them. The Tegra processors were very inconsistent… would absolutely soar through some heavy 3D games, but choke when loading a basic web page.

    1. …….
      You know MS doesn’t allow dual booting anymore. If you want dual boot, you gonna have to look at no name Chinese brand and as for the weight, one of the appeal thing about KB dock is the extra battery life.

      1. Yep, I am just whining about the decision to disallow dual booting.

        As for the keyboard- it has a battery and a heavy steel weight that prevents it from tipping when docked. However the model with the HD in the dock does not have the heavy weight.

        Here is a video on how to remove the 7 oz steel weight from the dock:

        https://youtu.be/6kZp8F_-4i8?t=1m17s

        1. Correction, the HDD model does have the steel weight… it just has a cut out for the area the HDD occupies…

          Also, it’s not there just for the weight but also to provide stiffness to the keyboard and keep it from flexing…

          As for disallowing dual booting, it’s something both Google and MS have pressured their partners to not do…

          However, products like the upcoming Asus Transformer Book V shows they can still work around the ban by simply having two devices that can dock and work together to provide the same functionality…

          While, nothing is stopping users from setting up dual booting themselves… it’s only the system makers who can’t ship systems with that already set up… and it’ll just be easier to do that with GNU/Linux than Android… but, if you got a powerful enough system then you can just use Bluestacks instead…

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