An assessment of the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 (Page 5)

6.7.2013 Magdalena Gauci












































Power saving

(600MHz-1GHz)


Balanced

(1.2GHz)


Performance

(1.2-1.3GHz)


Quadrant (v2)


2,062


3,695


3,886


Linpack single-thread


38.94


41.70


46.59


Linpack multi-thread


56.61


89.83


87.55


NenaMark 1


34.2


60.3


60.3


NenaMark 2


34.3


46.9


46.9


Vellamo


980


1,320


1,397


SunSpider 9.1


2,815


2,120


2,175


Be sure that if you compromise with that median performance mode you won't be receiving a successful performance. Our graphics scores between the balanced and performance modes were similar across the board, which comes to mean that there is not that much of a motive to switch to the maximum settings, especially if balanced mode promises that it will have longer battery life.























































































Tablet

Battery Life


ASUS Transformer Pad TF300


8:29


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7


12:01


Apple iPad 2


10:26


ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime


10:17


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


9:55


Apple iPad (2012)


9:52 (HSPA) /

9:37 (LTE)


Apple iPad


9:33


Pantech Element


9:00


Motorola Xoom 2


8:57


HP TouchPad


8:33


Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet


8:20


Lenovo IdeaPad K1


8:20


Motorola Xoom


8:20


Acer Iconia Tab A200


8:16


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus


8:09


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet


8:00


Amazon Kindle Fire


7:42


Galaxy Tab 2 7.0


7:38


Archos 80 G9


7:06


RIM BlackBerry PlayBook


7:01


Acer Iconia Tab A500


6:55


T-Mobile Springboard (Huawei MediaPad)


6:34


Toshiba Thrive


6:25


Samsung Galaxy Tab


6:09


Motorola Xyboard 8.2


5:25


Acer Iconia Tab A100


4:54


 


ASUS claims, the 22Wh juice pack inside the TF300 can withstand up to 10 hours of being actively used. In our standard rundown test, we managed eight and a half hours of video playback before the tablet finally gave out. Altogether, that's not as impressive a showing as the Transformer Prime, whose 25Wh battery lasted 10-plus hours in the same test -- and that's despite the fact that the Prime has the overhead of a brighter display. Though we must admit, of course, our video playback test is taxing, not least because we fix the brightness at 50 percent. We made it close to about 12 hours with much less active use and some video playback was even included in this.



In this time around, the dock also has a smaller battery than what you will get with the Prime (16.5Wh versus 22Wh), which should total up to an extra five hours of runtime. We have not completed a  full test with the dock yet, but we are determined to do it sooner or later. We will be sure to inform you once we receive the final score.

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