IN A mostly black and white world of Android tablets, the bright red Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a welcome sight.
The TF300T is the latest model to be rolled out from the entry-level Transformers Pad series and it promises to offer value at an affordable price.
So, you won't see a metal back cover or Super IPS+ panel like with the premium Transformer Prime. But you can expect solid performance as the TF300T houses the same quad-core nVidia Tegra 3 processor.
As this is a Transformer model, it comes with a keyboard dock that has a multi-gesture touchpad which makes text input a breeze.
The dock also has a USB 2.0 port, SD card slot and a built-in battery that provides the tablet with an additional five hours of battery life.
If you think the red is too hot a colour for you to handle, the TF300T also comes in blue and white.
At first glance, the TF300T may look like the Prime, but on closer inspection you will see that the TF300T is slightly thicker (9.9mm vs 8.3mm) and heavier (635g vs 585g).
The tablet's IPS (in-plane switching) display has the same 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution as the Prime's Super IPS+ screen.
But the most noticeable difference is that the TF300T's display is slightly dimmer than the Prime.
Also, the TF300T is available in two capacities - 16GB and 32GB while the Prime is also available with 64GB storage.
Moving on, the design only allows the tablet to be docked in landscape mode - with the power button on top and the proprietary 40-pin connector at the bottom.
Along the left and right sides of the tablet, you will find the volume rocker, mini HDMI out, microSD card slot and 3.5mm audio jack.
While the back, like most tablets, is bare save for an 8-megapixel camera and a speaker grill.