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.
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 Specifications||Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Specifications||Asus Transformer Prime TF700T Specifications|
|Operating System||Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb), upgradable to v3.2||Android OS, v3.2 (Honeycomb), upgradable to v4.0||Android OS v4 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Chipset||Nvidia Tegra 2 T20||Nvidia Tegra 3||Nvidia Tegra 3 AP30H|
|Processor||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9||1.3GHz Quad Core processor|
|GPU||ULP GeForce||ULP GeForce||ULP GeForce|
|Dimensions||271 x 176.8 x 12.98 mm||263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm||263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight||680 g||586 g||586 g|
|Display||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen||Super IPS+ LCD, capacitive touchscreen||Super 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 glass||Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|10 finger multi-touch support with ASUS Waveshare UI||10 finger multi-touch support with ASUS Waveshare UI||Multitouch with ASUS Waveshare UI|
|Rear Camera||5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus||8 MP f2.4, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Front Camera||1.2 megapixels||1.2 megapixels||2 megapixels|
|Speaker||with stereo speakers and High Quality Mic||with stereo speakers and High Quality Mic||with stereo speakers|
|SRS Premium Sound||SRS Sound enhancement||SRS Sound enhancement|
|Audio Connectors||3.5mm jack||3.5mm jack||3.5mm jack|
|Memory Internal||16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM||1 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage + 8G life time ASUS Webstorage space||32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM|
|Memory External||microSD, up to 32GB||microSD, up to 32GB||microSD, up to 32GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, @ 2.4GHz||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR||Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR||Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR|
|USB v2.0||USB v2.0||USB v2.0|
|mini HDMI port||micro HDMI port||micro HDMI port|
|Sensors||G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-Compass, GPS||G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass||G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass|
|Other features||Multi-Task Support||ASUS launcher||TBA|
|- ASUS Launcher||MyCloud|
|- MyLibrary||@Vibe Music|
|- MyNet||asus webstorage|
|- MyCloud*4||File manager|
|- File manager||ASUS sync|
|- PC Sync||SuperNote|
|Battery||9.5 hours; 24.4Wh Li-Polymer Battery||12 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer Battery|
|16 hours with dock||18 hours pad with dock; 25Wh(pad) + 22Wh(dock) Li-polymer Battery|
|Mobile Dock||Keyboard||Dock only:|
|Touch Pad||Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 8~10.4mm|
|2 x USB 2.0||Weight: 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 Battery||Weight: 1123g|
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 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.
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.
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 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.
- See today’s Asus Transformer TF101 lowest price
- See today’s Asus Transformer TF201 lowest price
- You may also see what the customers say about Asus Transformer TF 101 here
- And for Asus Transfomer TF 201 here