I am planing to purchase a tablet PC in the near future. There are so many tablet PCs on the market and choosing one can be confusing because most of them have similar features and specifications.
I have read a few blogs and browsed many forums but nothing compares to seeing and testing the physical product. So I went to the biggest retailer I could find in my area and tested all the tablets available in the store. After watching short movies and browsing pictures, loading applications and using the internet I knew what I want to get. The best tablets in my opinion are iPad (I have tested iPad2, but now it is available iPad3) and ASUS Transformer Prime TF201.
Below you have a direct comparison between ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-B1-GR Eee Pad 10.1-Inch and Apple iPad MC706LL/A (Newest Model).
|Feature||Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable) with ASUS Waveshare UI|
NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU
10.1" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) ScreenSuper IPS+10 finger multi-touch supportCorning® Gorilla® Glass
32GB EMMC + 8G life time ASUS Webstorage space
Eee Pad Transformer Docking Keyboard Not IncludedWLAN 802.11 email@example.comGHzBluetooth V2.1+EDR1.2 MP Front Camera8 MP Rear CameraAuto focus (rear) with flashLarge F2.4 aperture. (rear camera)
|9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution|
Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 32 GB Capacity
Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs
|OperatingSystem||Android||Apple iOS 5|
|Title||ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-B1-GR Eee Pad 10.1-Inch 32GB Tablet (Amethyst Gray)||Apple iPad MC706LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, Black) NEWEST MODEL|
|Height||7.12 inch||0.37 inch|
|Weight||1.29 pound||1.44 pound|
|Width||0.33 inch||7.31 inch|
|Length||10.35 inch||9.5 inch|
|Reviews||Read Reviews||Read Reviews|
Both are hi quality products and have good user reviews. The products have some common features:
- both have a modern design and look great
- the storage is 32GB
- both tablets are light
Who is the winner
Because both tablets offer hi tech specification choosing between them is a matter of taste. Apple fans will go for the newest iPad and the ones who prefer Asus or Androind powered devices will choose the Transformer.
In my opinion the Transformer Prime TF201-B1-GR Eee Pad has better features like: Quad-core CPU, 8 MP Rear Camera and the best thing is that it can be transformed into a netbook with the docking station. In plus with the docking station you will almost double the battery life and you will have a full, classic qwerty keyboard also.
And the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 is almost $150 cheaper than the newest iPad.
I am planing in buying the Transformer Prime with the docking station because I like the idea of having a tablet PC which can easily be transformed into a netbook.
Update: I got the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 3 days ago and it is the best gadget I ever had. It moves really fast and the apps are stable. Also with the docking station I got enough batter for almost 2 days. The battery life is great it will last 1 day if you play with the device non stop as I did because I liked so much. The screen is easy to read even in bright sun (I was in the park with the tablet and read an ebook from it).
In conclusion the Transformer Prime TF201 is a great tablet and when I say great I mean it because it has good graphics, the applications run fast, the internet is working and the sites load almost instantly and it is a good ebook reader. So if you want a tablet PC choose the Transformer.