When you are looking for a tablet then you mainly have two choices, either go with Apple iPad or any other Android based tablet. The new iPad or iPad 3 is the latest offering from Apple and it is most advanced Apple tablet yet. Android tablet market is crowded with several tablets, among them Samsung Galaxy Tab series is most popular in Android tablet. Last year Asus released most powerful Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 which was world’s most powerful tablet with Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. At this time Samsung don’t have any Quad-core tablets so in this article we are going to do iPad 3 vs Asus Transformer Prime comparison and see which table has better specification

Apple iPad 3 Vs Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Comparison

Processor and RAM:

Both of the tablets are really powerful and has more than enough power to satisfy most of the users. The New iPad is powered by 1Ghz Dual Core processor coupled with powerful Quad-core graphics processor. Asus Transformer Prime has powerful 1.3 Ghz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with has 4-1 architecture which is said to offer great performance and battery life. Both tablets has 1GB RAM so no need to worry about multitasking ability.

Screen:

Screen is most important factor when it comes to choosing Tablet. In this case The New iPad has Retina Display with mind blowing 2048 x 1536 resolution. On the other side Asus Transformer Prime has Super IPS+ 10.1 screen with 1280×800 resolution.

Camera:

Apple iPad 2 had very basic 2 MP rear camera. In iPad 3 the camera has been upgraded to 5MP  but front camera is still VGA. Asus Transformer Prime has better 8MP Camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.

Let’s see the below comparison chart for more The New iPad vs Asus Transformer Prime comparison

  Apple iPad 3 Asus Transformer Prime
Dimensions 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight 662 gm 565 gm
Display 1536x2048px IPS screen 1280x800px Super IPS Plus screen
Processor 1Ghz Dual-core 1.3Ghz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3
RAM 1GB 1GB
Camera 5 MP Rear+ VGA Front 8 MP Rear+ 1.2 Front
LED Flash No Yes
Video Recording Full HD 30 fps Full HD 30 fps
Memory 16/32/64GB inbuilt 32/64GB inbuilt
Micro SD card slot No Yes
Operating System iOS 5.1 Android 4.0 ICS
3G HSPA + 21 Mbps4G LTE 73 Mbps No
Bluetooth v 4.0 v 2.1
Wi-Fi b/g/n b/g/n
GPS A-GPS A-GPS
Battery 11,560 mAh 7000 mAh

Conclusion:

Apple iPad 3 and Asus Transformer Prime both are very capable tablets and both have it’s own pros and cons. Asus Transformer Prime is lighter and thinner than the new iPad and is has keyboard dock. The main advantage of iPad 3 is the great display, powerful graphics and bigger battery. Asus Transformer Prime is Wi-Fi only device so if you need 3G or better 4G connectivity option then you have to choose the new iPad.

So which tablet you want to buy the new iPad or Asus Transformer Prime ? 

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7 Responses to Apple iPad 3 Vs Asus Transformer Prime Comparison – Which is Better?

  1. Steve6884 says:

    Have you heard about the WiFi and GPS problems with the Transformer Prime?

    • Plaban says:

      Hi Steve,
      Yes GPS and Wi-Fi issues have been partially fixed by software update. In selected regions ASUS is giving free GPS USB Dongle to older Transformer Prime owners. Newer tablets are coming with improved Wf-Fi chips to solve this problem.

  2. din says:

    My asus always reboot…do you know why?

  3. PRIME says:

    Surprise! Surprise! iPad 3 or whatever it’s called has wifi issues too!

  4. McB says:

    Don’t forget usb on the prime. Being able to bring a 500gb drive full of movies is great on the road. Plus it supports more movie formats

  5. kekwowse01 says:

    Asus had introduced its 3rd gen Transformer pad, the Transformer Infinity. By the spec, the Transformer Infinity should be winning iPad3 in all categories expect the 3G connectivity.

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