Transformer Pad 300 getting 4G/LTE connectivity

Asus’ Transformer tablets have just about everything, especially when you throw in their keyboard docks. However, the Android-based devices have thus far shied away from cellular broadband connectivity, getting by on Wi-Fi alone for Internet access. Looks like that’s about to change, because a video has popped up online showing an LTE-equipped version of the Transformer Pad 300 we reviewed in May. The video is in German, but it’s easy to see the pertinent details:

In an Internet speed test, the tablet manages 4G download and upload rates of 42 and 32MBps, respectively. That’s pretty quick, making the Transformer a more versatile road warrior. The 300 won’t be the only model to join the LTE party, either. In February, Asus revealed that a version of the high-PPI Transformer Pad Infinity is in the works.

The 4G Infinity is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, and I suspect the new 300 has a similar SoC under the hood. Unlike the Tegra 3 chips used in the latest Transformers, the Snapdragon is available with built-in LTE connectivity. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.

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    • dashbarron
    • 7 years ago

    While I’m rooting for the Infinity, it’s going to be a bit of a fail among enthusiasts. It’s processor was a bit slow 6 months ago and now something better has to be around the corner. They really need to step it up for the LTE version I feel.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    I’m still drooling for a windows transformer running ivy bridge.

    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    that’s some fast internet browsing…it’s not like you’ll be doing heavy downloading with bandwidth caps and overage fees.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]bandwidth caps and overage fees[/quote<] ...are primarily a North American phenomenom (and one that the carriers are perversely proud of). Outside the U.S., tablets are huge movie-consumption devices.

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