Asus Transformer Pad TF300T Tegra 3 tablet coming May 10th for $399

If you were wondering when the lower-cost the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T was coming to Canada, rest easy. It will be in stores on May 10th for a reasonable $399, according to a Staple’s pre-order page. And what will saving $100 over the Transformer Prime net you? A 10.1-inch 1280×800 IPS display, quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.3Ghz, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 8MP back camera, and a 22Whr battery.

While the TF300T isn’t as sleek and light as the Prime, the specs match it almost identically, and but for the lack of a Super IPS+ display you’d be forgiven for not telling them apart. The beautiful part is that this Transformer Pad comes preloaded with Android 4.0.3, and likely due to the plastic materials used on the back plate, avoids the GPS and WiFi problems of its more expensive cousin.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering a Transformer Pad TF300T, head on over to Staples.