Apple's new iPad 3 vs Asus Transformer Prime: A comparison of features

Both Apple's new iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime are latest tablet PC market sensations. In this review, we tried a comparison between Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime. Which one is the best value for money? Find out if Apple new iPad is better than Asus Transformer Prime or vice versa. Compare Apple's new iPad 3 vs Asus Transformer Prime features and specifications.

The competition between Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime is expected to be the war of the Titans in the market of latest tablet computers in India. Apple's new iPad, viz. iPad 3, comes with a higher screen resolution and faster processor speed. Nevertheless, a lot of things from the Apple iPad 3 wishlist did not come true as the expectations of the gadget geeks were enormous. This is exactly where Asus Transformer Prime is going to capitalize, with comparable prices and specifications. Let us compare Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime further to find out which one is going to be the best value for your hard earned money.

Overall comparison between Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime

While attempting the Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime comparison, we simply cannot deny one factor. The brand name of Apple is going to make a big difference, and the demise of Apple's founder Steve Jobs few months back has created a new hype about the brand (sympathy wave?) and a renewed interest in its product. However, there are still some people who are least worried about brand names and market trends. With hard facts, they are going to compare Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime price, specifications, features and every other details. Welcome, geeks, take a look!

Apple iPad 3 vs Asus Transformer Prime: Screen and display

Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime comparison of features and specifications The screen and display comparison of Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime are pretty much at par. Both are multifunctional touch screens. The screen resolution of the Asus Transformer Prime is 1280 × 800 pixels, with a gigantic 10.1 inch Super IPS LCD screen. The scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass is an added value. On the contrary, Apple iPad 3 has a 9.6" LED backlit IPS TFT screen, scratch resistant oleophobic coating screen to minimize screen damage from finger prints, and - the blast: Believe it, Apple iPad 3 really comes with a 2048 × 1536 pixels screen resolution. Just four letters for this, C O O L: Seems like Asus really has some cliffs to climb when it comes to comparison between Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime display and screen resolution.

Camera of Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime: Which one is better?

Apple seems to lose the match once more when it comes to camera comparison between Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime. Apple iPad 3 boasts a 5 mega pixel camera with high definition video recording at 30fps. A secondary VGA camera is there too (do you really need it?). Prime beats iPad 3 again with an 8 Mp camera, HD video shooting with 1080 px and 1.2 mega pixel secondary camera. It looks lot better. Period.

Operating System, Processor & Memory: Who leads?

Apple iPad 3 functions on the basis of the iOS 5.1 operating system. It is empowered with a dual core 1GHz Apple A5X chip, along with a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphics card. On the other hand the operating system of the Asus Transformer Prime is the Android v3.2 Honeycomb Operating system (you can upgrad it to v4 Ice Cream Sandwich). A 1.3GHz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, and the ULP GeForce GPU are under the belt of Prime. Apple iPad 3 is powered with 16, 32 and 64 GB memory but the lack of any external memory card slot is a big difference between iPad 3 and Transformer Prime. Prime boasts an 1 GB RAM with 32 or 64 GB internal memory storage. The external memory slot (SD) has a capacity up to 32 gigabytes.

Browsing and Sounds: Apple iPad 3 or Transformer Prime?

Both of our contestants, Apple iPad 3 as well as Asus Transformer Prime, come with 3G+ WiFi configurations. However, one advantage of Asus Transformer Prime over Apple iPad 3 is that the has inbuilt Safari browser of the latter does not support flash and Java. On the other hand, iPad's battery is a big advantage over Asus Transformer Prime. The Apple product has a 42.5 Wh battery that can keep you on the go for as long as 10 hours continuously. We don't think the 25Wh Li-Po battery of Asus Transformer is going to be that good. Both the tablet PC have good enough loudspeakers with 3.5 mm enhancement jacks.

Apple iPad 3 vs Asus Transformer Prime Comparison Result: Which one is a smarter choice?

Well, people do have fascinations. They have their fascinations for brand names, market trends, and looks. We are not condemning Apple iPad 3 outright (we had no enmity with late Steve Jobs!), but if you can think hatke and dare to be the different, you can really give Prime a go. However, choices are after all your own. However, with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean empowered Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad Mini both coming to the market later this year, it will be another clash of titans. Let's wait and watch!

The bottom line — Apple iPad 3 is good. Prime seems to outwit it in some aspects.

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Guest Author: John09 Jun 2012

Wow I'm very surprised to see such huge mistakes in this review. Main one being that it is the New iPad which has the higher screen resolution, not the Asus — which btw is around double the resolution as the Asus. That in itself is enough to put one well over the other. I love Asus and hope in the near future they will come out with a comparable screen on one of their tablets, but it hasn't happened yet and you made a huge boo-boo.

I myself got rid of my iPad 2 and bought the new iPad just because of the new Retina display. It makes reading extremely enjoyable now, as I found reading on a tablet tablet size electronic device with the average resolution of 1280×800 (which the Asus has) or 1024×768 to be tedious.

Guest Author: 09 Jul 2012

Thanks! At times, I do make such silly mistakes, placing one thing for another. I wonder if this has a name in the medical dictionary too! Well, joke apart, thanks a lot for correcting. However, my personal choice would still be an Asus. People have fondnesses, you know! Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how Google Nexus 7 performs, empowered with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Apple is also gearing up with their iPad Mini. All in all, the clash of titans is awaiting us and I hope it would be a fun to watch!

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