Last Updated: June 3rd, 2012

QRCodeforVotingLast week, we told you about NVIDIA's first Player's Choice Awards - a way to let the players speak out about which Tegra Zone games have the best graphics, the best gameplay, and are just the most fun to sit down and play. Not only that, but NVDIA is giving away seven Tegra Zone Gamepacks to seven lucky winners just for voting in the PCA. So, if you haven't done so already, head over to the Tegra Zone and vote for your favorites! (alternatively, just hit the QR code on the right to go there on your mobile).

Speaking of awesome Tegra Zone games with incredible graphics, have you seen Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II? It's beautiful. The difference between the Tegra 3 version of the game and the non-Tegra version is like night and day. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself:

Sonic 4 Episode II - Tegra 3 S X S 1

Sonic 4 Episode II - Tegra 3 S X S 2

See? the textures and sceneries really are gorgeous in this game. You don't have to take my word for it, though - hit the widget below to grab it for yourself!


The contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected at random:
  • mikeGsays

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Update: Here's Mike with all his loot:


Okay, so maybe you don't have a Tegra 3 device to play Sonic on, and that makes us sad. Since we don't like being sad, we've once again teamed up with ASUS and NVIDIA to give away yet another Tegra Zone Gamepack! But... what's in a Tegra Zone Gamepack, you ask? Oh, it's just a boxful of awesome:

  • ASUS Transformer Pad 300 with dock
  • Logitech Game Controller
  • Jawbone Jambox


Transformer Pad 300 Specs:

  • 10.1" 1280x800 350-nit IPS display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB Storage, miroSD card slot
  • microHDMI
  • 7.1" x 10.4" x 0.39" (HxWxD), 1.39 lbs
  • Android 4.0.3

Running latest Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.

You know you want it. And now's your chance to get it.

How to Win

Sorry guys, this giveaway is available for US residents only.

To enter, all you need to do is drop a comment down below telling us your favorite feature of the Transformer Pad 300.

The giveaway beings now and will run until Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM PT. After that, we'll randomly choose our winner and notify them.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Icswalther

    My favorite feature has to be the keyboard dock. Taking notes on this in class would be sweet!

  • johnrich1

    I love the way it looks. Would love to have one.

  • Ebvadd

     I like the keyboard option along with the Tegra 3. Both make for an outstanding device.

  • Tim

    The Tegra processor has to be the best feature.

  • http://twitter.com/BrionBrown Brion Brown

    If I have to pick just one, my favorite feature of the transformer pad 300 has to be the dock. The keyboard would make such a big difference and improving battery life is a bonus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaveEggen David Eggen

    My favorite feature is the 32gb storage.

  • Justin Quang

    My favorite feature of the Prime is the Tegra 3 off course.
    Also, I would like to try out the keyboard dock to see if tablet+dock really could replace a notebook.

  • http://twitter.com/mlsm4 mlsm

    My favorite feature is the keyboard

  • Remy Pham

    My favorite feature is undoubtedly the Tegra 3 processor...after having seen it in person, theres no way youd want anythng less, considering the power to power-consumption ratio.

  • Tim Harper

    The quad core processor, of course. :) also Asus is quick with updates.

  • Curlen Middleton

    I like the polycarb material that doesn't interfere with Wifi signal

  • Jdsmith042

    Tegra 3.. enough said.

  • http://twitter.com/twister250_ MR

    My favorite feature is the Tegra processor.

  • tman7510

    Its a the combo of Tegra3 with an IPS display

  • Brandon Swann

    Duh! Quad core is the best thing about this!

  • Mrxmagpie79

    Because Asus be gettin bizzle foshizzle with that quad core fo rizzle

  • Movemint

    Keyboard for sure

  • Jbowman1018

    I love that its a great tablet with great specs and hardware for a reasonable price. So even though I won't win I still might be able to afford one.

  • Usama Ahmad

    My favorite feature of the Transformer Pad 300 is the plastic body! I would love to throw a tablet into my backpack and place them on any surface without having to worry about it too much.

  • Ryan Small

    There are too many great features to choose just one.  Tegra 3, keyboard doc, beautiful screen, lower price point.  Just a great device all around!

  • Rinkesh621

    The dock is fav feature! :)

  • Petar Penev

    The Transformer Pad 300 runs on Tegra 3! Can't wait to test this baby:-P

  • JamisonFrady

    I'm loving that you can use it tablet style or laptop style with the dock.

  • gabewalters

    My favorite feature is the keyboard dock. Its awesome to see peoples faces when you snap the keyboard in. Can't wait to show it off in front if my "apple" friends

  • http://twitter.com/angiebatgirl Boo! Angie

    Definitely the keyboard dock.

  • http://reddit.com/r/swordsandsorcery christian damian

    the keyboard, definitely. you can take notes with the pad in class and then use it as a tablet once you get home.

  • Eric_D

    The plastic back. Haha. Getting strong wifi/gps signals sounds awesome. :)

  • AndrewBuell

    The 1 love I about the Transformer pad is that its mainly plastic. Its not a bad thing for one it means painless GPS and no dongles. And its lighter than the premium metal on the prime

  • Falconator

    32GB of internal storage is what I like about it. I've been sporting the A500 for a year now and I'm always deleting files to make room for more useless junk.

  • bungadudu

    The keyboard. Great mobility + functionality = I can replace my monstrous and very heavy old laptop.

  • ajm531

    I know many people have commented on it but the keyboard dock is just so FREAKING GREAT!!!! i mean it almost turns your tablet into a netbook/laptop and it gives your tablet more battery life. I mean all the ports. Its just such a great innovation.

  • Jason Silpher

    Definitely the keyboard.  If the major DJ / audio production programs were on Android, this would be the *perfect* laptop.  Still seriously drool-worthy though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001056373948 Steve Ducey

    What I really lust after is the removable keyboard/Dock!

  • Christopher Banks

    Tegra...nuff said

  • Brian Knapp

    My favorite feature is Android 4.0!

  • Brian Knapp

    My favorite feature is Android 4.0!

  • Ashish Raj

    Tegra 3 combined with Awesome display has to be the my favorite features.

  • Ashish Raj

    Tegra 3 combined with Awesome display has to be the my favorite features.

  • Spam Master

    I'm in love with the quad-core processor!

  • Spam Master

    I'm in love with the quad-core processor!

  • Summer Knapp

    That screen looks sharp!

  • Summer Knapp

    That screen looks sharp!

  • Axel2667

    my favorite feature is android!

  • Chris W

    Favorite feature?? The Tegra 3. Oh god do I want one. Thanks AndroidPolice

  • digitalknk

    The Tegra 3 chip!

  • Tib02

    The keyboard + extended battery. I fly alot and being able to have the tablet last the entire flight with battery to spare.

  • Max

    My favorite feature is provably the Tegra 3!

  • Andrew

    Splashtop THD is probably the feature I'm most excited about!

  • LarryPGH

    sorry... i'm a ho for a big screen and great resolution: 10.1" and 1280x800 FTW!

  • Thaivod

    The Tegra 3 Quad Core Prpcessor baby!!!!!!!!

  • Kenny4Y

    For me I'd say definitely the Tegra processor!

  • dieteronomy

    My favorite feature is the screen. Really, it would be useless without one.

  • Osborne195

    I really like the fact they went with a plastic backing to help with signal issues that were supposedly caused by the Prime back plate. Obviously it shows they are listening to feedback.

  • J Bryant

    Duh... the Tegra 3 SOC... which can only be described as 98% awesome with 2% amazing mixed in for good measure!!!

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    My favorite feature is definitely that sweet Tegra 3 chip baby! Sonic looks stunning on that bad boy!!

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    I'd also like to mention that sexy unadulterated UI. Love stock ICS!!

  • Hector Acevedo

    The dock

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.labrier Taylor LaBrier

    Since I only have Tegra2 on my Acer Iconia a500, I'm liking the Tegra3 on the Transformer 300. Can't wait to have it.... one way or another.

  • mattsledge

    My favorite feature has to be the dock/keyboard. 

  • http://twitter.com/zaraki921 zaraki921

    THE best part is of course the 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor

  • Nicholas Vettese

    The keyboard dock.  The dock is amazing, as both my wife and son have the Transformer OG, and it is awesome. No other dock has the capabilities of the ASUS dock.  I will definitely be getting one by my birthday.  

  • troydoran

    My favorite Feature of the Transformer Pad 300 is that it is made by Asus and they have seemed to do it right from the start with there android tablets. And lets face it The Pad 300 Stands out cause they do it right. 

  • JoeTH

    What I want is the Tegra 3, the best CPU that tablet can offer!!! Also, the IPS display and OEM keyboard dock... does any other tablets offer these features?

  • Nyankana

    My favorite feature is probably that it is cheaper...

  • http://twitter.com/Smiley_Smith11 Smiley Smith

    My favorite is the quad core processor. Oh, yeah!!!

  • Tberg2u

    This is an incredible device packed with cutting edge features at an unbelievable price! I don't know how Asus does it. Apple eat your heart out!

  • Philip Langley

    The best thing about the Transformer Pad 300 is the form factor which will be the dominant one in the future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/augustine.correa Augustine Correa

    Keyboard dock

  • Matthew Hofbauer

    My favorite feature is the mobile dock. I really like the ability to convert it over so easily depending on the need. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Ong/11710590 Marc Ong

    I think what I like most is the minimal decrease in speed. It seems as though while certain frills are sacrificed, overall performance was a primary concern in the design. 

  • mightyfacundo

    My favorite thing about the 300 is the Tegra 3 processor that produces superior graphics. Thanks.

  • Chris Grimard

    Right now my favorite feature of the ASUS 300 is that its available. I find myself going back and forth between asus ans acer, and whether i should wait for the HD tablets from each manufacturer. I do like the docking feature the most out of all the tablets. 

  • aatifsumar

    My favourite feature of the Transformer Pad 300 is the ability to make people's jaws drop in the train, when I turn the switch and detach the keyboard dock from the setup!

  • Ivo

    1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor

  • Matt Bailey

    My favorite feature is a toss-up between the keyboard dock (which vastly improves the functionality in my opinion) and the fact that Asus is doing a great job of keeping its products updated (as a T-Mobile G2x owner this is something of a sore spot).

  • http://www.facebook.com/NotThatBright Jonathan Adams

    I love the keyboard dock.  That combined with the Tegra 3 gives me that cozy laptop feel when I want it, and the joy of a tablet when I don't.

  • Dwaune Ferrell

    I think the best feature is its ability to play such graphic intensive games. Pretty awesome.

  • Slighter

    Tegra 3

  • Rob Foe

    It's all about the battery life. 

  • zires

    My favorite feature is that the tablet comes in three colors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Kehrl/54303073 Jason Kehrl

    My fav feature is that the body is made out of plastic, so it will have improved signal reception compared to the prime :-P

  • xvehemencityx

    My favorite feature is the dock. Sometimes a touch screen just isn't enough.

  • casillas94

    Has to be the Tegra 3 processor and of course the gorgeous screen hands down but the laptop dock is what truly makes it amazing all around device that just made it a laptop!

  • Mike A

    My favorite part of the 300 is the awesome look it has along with the dock.  Extremely fast tablet I was actually thinking about buying one haha but hopefully I can get some of it's tegra goodness for free!

  • Travis Taskey

    Tegra 3 is sweet and the IPS make it easier on the eyes!!!

  • Bruno

    The keyboard dock that would practically replace my laptop in just about everything I do.

  • billybob275

    Favorite feature is the keyboard dock.  Extra battery + actual keyboard = win!

  • James Jacobs

    Favorite feature of the 300 is the awesome keyboard dock with additional battery juice.

  • Signewton

    Gotta be the tegra 4+1 chip

  • GregN.

    It's gotta be the processor.

  • Dc99999969

    My favorite feature of the transformer pad 300 has got to be the tegra 3 processor because its a beast of power!

  • Lily Turner

    I love the keyboard dock feature.

  • yankeesusa

    My favorite feature is the microhdmi port. Will go perfect with my hd tv and surround sound.

  • Tom Dwenger

    my favorite feature is the tegra 3 processor

  • parichay saxena

    I love the TF300 because of the sheer tegra 3 power it offers for the price, the ddr3 ram and the awesome IPS display..!!

  • Aaron Nieves

    I don't have a favorite feature because I don't have a transformer pad 300. But, if I win, I will let you know what my favorite feature is!

  • Dd

    Seriously guys, put the contest eligibility at the TOP. Save the rest of the world from getting excited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Gultice/584049220 Tony Gultice

    My favorite feature is the ability to dock and get some work done after I'm done playing some games!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tom.Calisti Tom Calisti

    The best is the '' transformation '' aka using it different ways , just as a laptop or tablet depends on the situation ... Ice cream is just the cherry on top ! :)
    give it to me Please! :)

  • http://twitter.com/mikegrady Mike Grady

    I would have to say all the features are wonderful, but since my tablets are for gaming I would have to choose the "processor"

  • Joel Hoornbeek

    I like the Tegra 3 chip, with the Tegra 2 price!

  • http://twitter.com/siervo_es Armin Bergen

    I like the Tegra3!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Teck64 Martin Vasquez

    the way the keyboard + tablet look together. Design is top notch.

  • Kevin Faaborg

    I would say my favorite feature other than ICS is being able to use it as a laptop with the keyboard dock and get more battery life out of it too!

  • Steve S

    Favorite Feature - Dock-able keyboard... Makes a tablet useful for more than just simple email replies, surfing the net and playing a few games... 

  • http://twitter.com/morrey morrey

    The overall quality that Asus put into it and the fact that it is does not have an Apple on it.

  • http://twitter.com/tamishmcevil tamish mcevil

    I have messed around with the device that a friend was able to pick up. Very nice form factor, very slick, I did notice my razr maxx was a little slicker at some points, but in general it was very fast, and very responsive.

  • Kaoticorder

    My favorite feature would easily be that amazing Tegra3 processor. I already bought a tf101 for my girlfriend last year and this is so far beyond the tegra2 that it is hard to believe that it is only one generation later! A close second would be the micro hdmi port, a (in my opinion) heavily under-rated and under-utilized feature.

  • breadslice

    The storage capacity and expandability of the storage.

  • thetruth34

    favorite feature is that it comes with all the bells and whistles that make it a productive machine

  • AlanPA


  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    Keyboard is simply the best feature: Gives extra battery life, full SD card and USB slots and hard keys for "hard work" ofcourse!

  • Thomas Tallant

    Love the dock! Thinking that I may not buy another laptop and go this route next round... :)

  • Cosmic Rick

    I'm a fan of the transforming capabilities. Its freedom in its purest form: freedom of form. That's what its all about.

  • Haus

    The Tegra 3 procesor is definitely the best part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lonniemm Lonnie Mccalley

    im a big fan of asus what more is there there to say except pick me

  • http://twitter.com/etavera35 Eloy Tavera

    My favorite feature would have to be the Tegra 3 processor without a doubt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001235596936 Jason Wilkinson

    I like the keyboard dock and the price, I would load CM9 on it if I can

  • James Lloyd

    Ice Cream Sandwich! I have still not been able to use a stable version yet. :(

  • Carlos Borreli

    Tegra 3 for sure!

  • Steven Delgado

    My favorite feature has to be the keyboard. It bring so much productivity for a student like me and the extended battery life and ports are a huge plus 

  • HeHateMe

    My favorite feature is ICS. After honeycomb on tablets, ICS is like Redbull compared to a week old, flat, diet sprite.

  • Jon Bigelow

    Yea, the Tegra 3 processor is the biggest selling point here.  Winning one would be sweet!

  • Rob Marion

    I'm not sure how you could pick a single feature to call best on this beast. From the rock solid quality ASUS puts out to the raw power of the Tegra 3, this thing is just an amazing piece of hardware with an amazing software center of Ice Cream Sandwhich. Everything about it makes you need to own one. With the generous 32gb of internal memory and the expand ability of the MicroSD slot, the possibilities of this tablet alone are all but limitless. Now throw in the dock, the gamepad and jambox? Unbeatable...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742688200 Tin Chu

    Tegra 3 processor

  • Dan

    It has to be the Tegra3.  The T2 is fast enough for almost anything.  The T3 is fast enough that I know I'll wear it out before I need to replace it.

  • Ja450n

    Best feature is probably the mobile dock.  Being able to one-up the guy who comes to meetings with the iPad and Keyboard dock with the ASUS Transfer Pad 3000 would be awesome.

  • Robert Stern

    My favorite feature is the extra battery life provided by the dock

  • KJ

    My favorite feature is the keyboard. Its the perfect size for my hands.

  • http://twitter.com/miharkula miharkula

    The processor...I keep seeing all these great games coming only for the store to say device not supported.

  • iamnid

    would love this!

  • Nicholas Semrau

    I'm a big fan of the full USB connectors on the dock. 

  • Chris Shim

    My favorite feature is definitely the dock. That feature makes it so much more useful than just a standard tablet would be.

  • Nicholas Faubert

    My favorite feature of the Transformer is definitely the dock.  It allows it to act as a basic laptop for email, music, web, etc.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Genjinaro Genjinaro

    My favorite feature? The dock input of course. It's what makes it magic.

  • Jason Selden

    The dock and added battery time has to be my fav feature. This completely changes the usability of the tablet into an almost laptop replacement.

  • BrianRedford

    Tegra 3! What else could be named the best feature?

  • Tom Dinh

    My favorite feature would be the packing hot Tegra 3 quad core processor. :)

  • Tom Dinh

    My favorite feature would be the packing hot Tegra 3 quad core processor. :)

  • Ps2avery

    Favorite Feature, Quad Core Tegra 3 Processer! Hope I win! having a quad core android tablet would be cool! :D

  • Derek

    Tegra power at an amazing price point

  • Paul Furnanz

    The best feature is the keyboard.

  • Biggeno313

    Wonderful specs on a wonderful device. 32 gbs on board? Awesome!!!

  • Paul_Werner

    I hope I win. The best feature is that it is a tablet and would be my first (I know, not really a feature)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    My favorite feature is the keyboard. It makes it really great for note taking and makes the transformer series the most useful tablet out to date! All they need to do is make it a stylus tablet and it'll be perfection.

  • Wrightwing15

    My favorite feature of the transformer pad 300 is the fact that it has all the essentials included in the transformer prime squeezed into a more affordable package and it's wifi connectivity isn't prohibited by a metal encasing....lol too much

  • sgo00usa

    My favorite feature is the dock!! I need something portable where I can still write on pretty easily. A Netbook so to say. But I also really want a tablet. So this is the perfect combo - and even more powerful then a Netbook!

  • Webster

    Its easily the keyboard dock. I have an old laptop that just barely gets me through, but I want to get an Asus/Android tablet instead of replacing. Asus has the only tablets I would buy because of those keyboard docks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

    My favorite feature?  Its got some nice hardware & with the keyboard dock, its the best of both worlds...  You've got the portability of a tablet, or you can connect the keyboard dock to get more of a netbook/laptop feel.  I'm assuming the actual keyboard will be easier to use (both speed/feel & giving back more space for the app instead of the virtual keyboard.

    OK, I guess that's kind of two features, but...  

  • TiminSoCal

    I like that there are no GPS issues