Asus Transformer Pad 300 redWe first got word of Asus’ Transformer Pad 300 tablet back at Mobile World Congress, and it seems the device’s time has finally come to hit consumer waters. Asus on Friday revealed to PCWorld that the late is ready to start shipping in the U.S. on April 22, though no price point was shared. An earlier listing from retailer BJs, however, pegged the device at $399 for the 32GB model, so perhaps we can expect the price to fall somewhere in that range.

Billed as a “lower” end option to Asus’ upcoming Infinity series, the Transformer Pad 300 is slated to hit with a 1.2GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In addition, the device sports a 10.1-inch IPS display (1280 x 800), Android 4.0, 8-megapixel camera with f2.2 aperture, 5-element lens, 1GB RAM and up to 10 hours battery life (15 with optional keyboard dock).

For those who have eyed Asus’ tablet offerings, but decided against the Transformer Prime, the new Pad 300 looks to be an excellent option that touts some pretty impressive specs for the (reported) price. We’ll have more solid info, such as cost, come April 22.

[via The Verge, PC World]