Asus Transformer Prime TF700T vs TF201 vs TF101

Published on January 19th, 2012

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet series are one of the most successful Android tablets currently in the market. The Asus Transformer TF101 was first released months ago, followed by Asus Transformer Prime TF201 featuring NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad core processor which was released recently. And the upcoming Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, an improved version of its predecessor which was recently announced at the CES 2012, and is expected to be released sometime in the third quarter of 2012.

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Today let’s take a look and compare the three Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablets. Below is a comparative table showing the specifications of the Asus Transformer TF101, Asus Transfomer Prime TF201 and Asus Transformer Prime TF700T.

 Asus Transfomer TF101 SpecificationsAsus Transformer Prime TF201 SpecificationsAsus Transformer Prime TF700T Specifications
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb), upgradable to v3.2Android OS, v3.2 (Honeycomb), upgradable to v4.0Android OS v4 Ice Cream Sandwich
ChipsetNvidia Tegra 2 T20Nvidia Tegra 3Nvidia Tegra 3 AP30H
ProcessorDual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A91.3GHz Quad Core processor
GPUULP GeForceULP GeForceULP GeForce
Dimensions271 x 176.8 x 12.98 mm263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight680 g586 g586 g
DisplayLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreenSuper IPS+ LCD, capacitive touchscreenSuper IPS+ LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
10.1 inches 1280 x 800 pixels (~149 ppi pixel density)10.1 inches 1280 x 800 pixels (~149 ppi pixel density)1920 x 1200 pixels, 10.1 inches (~224 ppi pixel density)
Scratch-resistant glassCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass
10 finger multi-touch support with ASUS Waveshare UI10 finger multi-touch support with ASUS Waveshare UIMultitouch with ASUS Waveshare UI
Rear Camera5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus8 MP f2.4, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Speakerwith stereo speakers and High Quality Micwith stereo speakers and High Quality Micwith stereo speakers
SRS Premium SoundSRS Sound enhancementSRS Sound enhancement
Audio Connectors3.5mm jack3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Memory Internal16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM1 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage + 8G life time ASUS Webstorage space32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Memory ExternalmicroSD, up to 32GBmicroSD, up to 32GBmicroSD, up to 32GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHzWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, @ 2.4GHzWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDRBluetooth v2.1 +EDRBluetooth v2.1 + EDR
USB v2.0USB v2.0USB v2.0
mini HDMI portmicro HDMI portmicro HDMI port
SensorsG-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-Compass, GPSG-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compassG-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass
Other featuresMulti-Task SupportASUS launcherTBA
Flash SupportMyLibrary
Software :MyNet
- ASUS LauncherMyCloud
- MyLibrary@Vibe Music
- MyNetasus webstorage
- MyCloud*4File manager
- File managerASUS sync
- PC SyncSuperNote
App Locker
App Backup
TegraZone
Battery9.5 hours; 24.4Wh Li-Polymer Battery12 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer Battery
16 hours with dock18 hours pad with dock; 25Wh(pad) + 22Wh(dock) Li-polymer Battery
Mobile DockKeyboardDock only:
Touch PadDimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 8~10.4mm
2 x USB 2.0Weight: 537g
2 x Docking port (Host + Client)Pad with dock:
1 x Card Reader (MMC/SD/SDHC)Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 17~19.4mm
1 x 24.4Wh BatteryWeight: 1123g

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I was not able to complete the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T specifications and features since it is still an upcoming device. Only few information had been disclosed regarding the upcoming Transformer Prime TF700T.

Basically, the three Asus Eee Pad Transformer looks similarly the same but their processing capability and other features are not the same. Let’s take a look at the major improvements in the specifications from the first Asus Transformer tablet up to the upcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T.

The Processing Power

One of the major changes in the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is the processor. The first Asus Transformer TF101 is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual core processor with a speed of only 1GHz. But the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 and the upcoming Transformer Prime TF700T is powered by NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 3 quad core processor. Giving more room for multitasking and entertainment.

The Display

The display has also been improved from one model to another. The Transformer TF101 had a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The technology used was only a LED-backlit IPS LCD and a scratch resistant screen. In Transformer Prime TF201, a Super IPS+ LCD was used paired with Corning Gorilla Glass. And finally in Transformer Prime TF700T, the resolution was further improved from 1280×800 to 1920 x 1200, giving it a HD display.

Camera

The rear camera was improved from 5 megapixel (2592×1944 pixels) camera to 8 megapixel (3264×2448 pixels) camera with a large aperture size of f2.4. Front camera is also improved from 1.2 megapixels to 2 megapixels in the upcoming Transformer Prime TF700T.

Storage Capacity

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 had only a 16GB and a 32GB variation. Storage capacity was improved in Transformer Prime TF201 and TF700T to 32GB and 64GB variant.

Battery Life

Battery life is improved from up to 9 hours of usage to up to 12 hours.

Currently, there are no definite information yet regarding Asus Transformer Prime TF700T’s price. But the release date is said to be on the third quarter or Q3 of 2012. Whereas for the Asus Transformer TF101 and Transformer TF201, you can check the prices and availability below.

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