Can Asus Transformer Prime be Apple iPad 2 killer? No one is sure. But going by its specs and users reviews’ it seems to be the best tablet available in the market right now.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer continues to create ripples on the web. The new Asus tablet has immensely attracted media attention as it is the first tablet to sport NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. The second generation iPad from Apple is one of big competitors of the Prime. The iPad 2 is currently the world leader in tablet market with its complete domination.
Tablets like Eee Pad Transformer Prime can really dent the supremacy of iPad 2. Here we take the best tablets on Android and iOS for a detailed comparison. Every aspect of the tablets will come under comparison below.
We start the comparison checking the processing performance of the two tablets. It is because the Prime has made reputation being the first tablet to feature the fastest processor in the world. The Prime is powered by a 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor and 1GB of RAM. The second generation iPad tablet, meanwhile, runs on 1GHz dual core Apple A4 processor and 512MB of RAM. The difference is simply clear.
The Asus tablet beats its Apple rival with a quad core processor that performs five times better than a dual core processor.
The Prime is rightly a great successor to the 10.1-inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer. The new tablet keeps up the same 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The 150ppi display is made of Super IPS+ technology, ensuring brilliant performance. On the other hand, the new version of Apple iPad features a 9.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 132 ppi.
When it comes to camera, the iPad 2 is an underdog. The device just has a 0.92-megapixel HD camera in the rear panel and a VGA front camera. Apple has not given much importance to a high quality camera on its iPad 2 tablet. But, Asus has built its Transformer Prime tablet with an advanced 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front camera for video calls. Well, you can take better quality HD videos and stills be using the Prime tablet.
No one needs to be told which operating system runs iPad 2. Certainly, it is iOS 5, the latest version of Appleâ€™s famous mobile OS. The iOS 5 has brought on multitouch gesture and iCloud cloud computing features on iPad 2. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime currently doesnâ€™t have the latest version of Google Android. But it is going th get the update within a week. The Prime plays on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and it will get updated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mid January 2012. The ICS will introduce many interesting features on the Prime.
The Asus tablet slightly beats iPad in battery life. When the Prime guarantees 12 hours of battery life for video playback, the iPad 2 gets only 10 hours of surfing web on Wi-Fi.
ASUS’ Transformer Prime comes at a price tag of $499 for a 32GB model and $599 for a 64GB model. To buy the keyboard dock, the user needs to shell out an extra $149.
What others say?
Will Shanklin of Geek.com says the Prime is not an iPad killer. It is just a high end Android tablet, which wonâ€™t outsell iPad 2 and even Amazon Kindle Fire. He Shanklin further says, â€œThe Prime isnâ€™t an iPad killer, but one gets the impression that Asus knows that. The manufacturer isnâ€™t having delusions of dominating the market; itâ€™s simply focused on building a great tablet for a reasonable price. If youâ€™re determined to buy an Android tablet â€” and are willing to pay $500+ â€” then put the Transformer Prime at the top of your list.â€
Of course, Eee Pad Transformer Prime is not an iPad 2 killer. However, lots of features make the Prime a great tablet out in stores. More than everything, it works real fast thanks to the quad core processor. Once the Prime gets Ice Cream Sandwich update, it will be one of the best tablets we ever have. Surely, it will be the best Android tablet ever displacing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the position.