ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T and Apple iPad 2 are both great tablets. Meanwhile ASUS has taken tablet war to next level with the introduction of ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T.
Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has launched an upgrade to its just released tablet ASUS Transformer Prime. ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T is again going to thrill Android fans who have been more than happy with the Transformer Prime.
There were some minor issues with Transformer Prime, though sorted out, Asus going by its reputation of producing impeccable products, has introduced a better tablet than the unbeatable Transformer Prime.
Showcased at the CES 2012, Transformer Prime TF700T may take around four to five months in the market launch. But the interest is going to be sky high among Android fans who were thrilled by the existing Transformer Prime.
iPad 2 on the other hand remains the highest selling tablet computer. Within days when Apple will release the sales figures for the month of December, there will certainly be a big upsurge in sales figures of iPad 2. The demand for the tablet from Cupertino based tech giant has in fact never come down. It is going up and up.
Appleâ€™s iPad has transformed the world and the way we used to treat the computing devices. Apple iPad almost single-handedly re-shaped peopleâ€™s expectations on how they wish to use and receive content. Not a single product has made so much difference in the tech world in the last couple of years as iPad tablet that was introduced by Apple close to two years ago.
For a very long time, the Apple tablet remained without a real competitor in the market that may be half as good as Appleâ€™s iPad. Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry Playbook and host of other tablets from big and small tech companies were beaten and many of them went out of market pretty soon.
But Asus has shattered the aura of invincibility of Appleâ€™s iPad with its latest offering Transformer Prime. With the Transformer Prime TF700T, its product will be a notch higher than even the Prime.
To be true, ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T will be a big competitor to Appleâ€™s forthcoming tablet iPad 3 that should be in the market within a couple of months. ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T comes with a 10.1-inch Super IPS + LCD Gorilla Glass display with 1920 x 1200 screen resolution. The forthcoming tablet from Asus comes loaded with Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU. It has 1 GB RAM.
It sports a rear-facing 8 megapixel LED flash camera with 1080p video playback and a secondary 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Transformer Prime TF700T optimizes Google Inc.’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The Asus tablet has a 25 Wh battery, compared to the predecessor’s 22 Wh.
When it comes to display, Transformer Prime TF700T possesses 10.1-inch high-definition Super IPS + LCD capacitive display. It is made even better with Gorilla glass. This provides the tablet great protection against fall or some possible mishandling. Cupertino based Appleâ€™s iPad 2 comes with a great 9.7-inch 1024×768 LED-backlit display. Right now it doesnâ€™t has retina display, but it is expected that its forthcoming version will certainly have it.iPad 2â€™s indoor performance is great and colours are truly vivid for gaming, photos and videos. Transformer Prime TF700T comes with resolution of 1920 Ã— 1200 pixels at 224 pixels per inch while iPad 2 comes with 1024 x 768 pixels display.
When it comes to memory, ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T comes with 1GB of RAM compared with 512 MB of RAM for iPad 2. When it comes to storage capacity Transformer Prime TF700T comes in 32 and 64 GB versions, while iPad 2 comes in three versions including 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB options. Transformer Prime TF700T also has an option of microSD card that can give it an extra 32GB storage capacity.
When it comes to OS, both the tablets come with extremely helpful OS. Apple iPad 2 tablet comes with Appleâ€™s very successful iOS 5 operating system while the new tablet from ASUS will come loaded with Android 4 or Ice Cream Sandwich.
When it comes to processor ASUS Transformer Prime comes loaded with the best in the market processor Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9. Meanwhile in iPad 2 great improvement comes with the new dual core 1GHz Apple A5 processor, replacing the A4 by offering twice the power. A reviewer while praising the new iPad 2 processor says, â€œSuch is the speed of response when you touch the screen that youâ€™ll think â€˜did I even touch that yet?â€™ It almost pre-empts your commandsâ€.
But Apple iPad 2â€™s A5 processor cannot match Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU that comes loaded in the forthcoming edition of Transformer Prime.
When it comes to camera ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T is again a clear winner. Apple tablet cannot match the flawless 8 mega pixel camera that comes loaded with ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T. ASUS Transformer Prime TF700Tâ€™s 8 MP camera with top features including 3264×2448 pixels, LED flash is way better than anything that Appleâ€™s iPad 2 may offer to its users. The rear-facing iPad 2 camera is just passable, offering decent snaps in condition that cannot be called decent. Most of the time pictures come with drab colours and limited detail the rest of the time. About its VGA video camera, the less said the better. Both the tablets are equipped with almost similar batteries.
JR Raphael while writing in Computerworld says, â€œIf you rely on your tablet for navigation or other GPS-intensive tasks, you may want to consider the new TF700T model (or another tablet) over the original Transformer Prime device. If the extra-high-res display strikes your fancy and you’re willing to pay the premium for it, the TF700T might be right for youâ€.