Asus Transformer Prime TF700T vs Apple iPad 3: Which one is for you?

Published on January 19th, 2012

Asus has unveiled and officially introduced the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T, an upgraded version of Asus Transformer Prime TF201, and features NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 3 Quad Core processor.

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On the other hand, Apple has yet to unveil its trump card, the most awaited Apple iPad 3. The iPad3 is expected to be unveiled anytime soon, perhaps in the second quarter of 2012. If this happens, most probably the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T and Apple iPad 3 will meet head-on in our local stores.

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The upcoming Asus Transformer Prime TF700T features NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor Cortex-A9 running at 1.3GHz. It also features a better display with the 10.1-inch Super IPS+LCD paired with scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass. The front facing camera is also upgraded from 1.2 megapixels to 2 megapixels. And runs on the latest Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System.

Information about Apple iPad 3 is very much limited. Apple’s keeping it a secret, just like iPhone 4S before. People were clueless about the 4S and most of us were expecting for iPhone 5.

Anyway, the Apple iPad 3 is expected to feature a quad core processor, supports Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other stuffs that the iPad 2 doesn’t have. Below is a table comparing some of the features/specifications of the upcoming Asus Transformer Prime TF700T and Apple iPad 3.

 Asus Transformer Prime TF700TApple iPad 3
Operating System:Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream SandwichApple iOS 5, upgradable to Apple iOS 6 if it will be available by that time
Waveshare UI (user interface)
Display:10.1" HD Super IPS + LCD with Corning Gorilla glass9.7" or probably more, Retina HD Display with modified IGZO
1920x1200 pixel resolution at 224 pixel per inch2048x1536 pixel resolution with 330 dpi
178 degrees ultra wide viewing angle
Processor:NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core (Cortex-A9) @ 1.3GHzMost probably a quad core processor too, A6 chip @ 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz
ULP GeForce GPU
Memory and Storage:1GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage1GB of RAM or more, 16GB/32GB and 64GB of internal storage
expandable memory through microSD up to 32GBmicroSD slot is still not confirmed
Camera:8 megapixel (3264x2448 pixels) autofocus with LED flash5 megapixel or 8 megapixel rear camera
2 megapixel front facing camera2 megapixel front facing camera

Note: The Apple iPad 3 specifications above are not confirmed yet. They are just based on speculations and rumors.

You might also want to read Asus Transfomer TF101 vs Asus Transformer Prime TF201 vs Asus Transfomer Prime TF700T

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