Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL tablet is gold and white, but not quite right

The 10.1-incher fails to capture the imagination or excitement of its fellow Computex 2014 tablets.

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The Asus Transformer TF303CL features a redesigned keyboard dock. Asus

The Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL meekly sits in the shadow of its excitingly unique 5-in-1 Transformer Book brethren, but those interested in a mid-range tablet-hybrid might appreciate the subtle re-boot.

The white and gold-tinged Transformer Pad TF303CL ships with Android 4.4 and houses a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Though there's a microSD card expansion slot, Asus offers 5GB of cloud storage for life, via its WebStorage service, with an additional 11GB for the first year. The tablet also has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 1.2-megapixel shooter.

The 10.1-inch tablet features a 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display with a purported 178-degree wide viewing angle and Asus' handy Splendid calibration software for fine-tuning its color. The traditional keyboard dock usually paired with the Transformer Pads gets a minor redesign, now with a hidden hinge, but the tablet design remains similar to previous models.

Asus announced a bevy of new devices at Computex 2014, including the aforementioned Transformer Book V , and a sleek 8-inch MeMo Pad , but the Transformer Pad line seems to have hit a plateau. Its specs are fine, but in such a saturated market, fine doesn't cut it anymore -- even if it is a "gold" tablet.

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, so check back to CNET for when information becomes available. What do you think of the Transformer Pad TF303CL? Let us know in the comments section.