So The-New-iPad (iPad 3) is here, and we’re all very impressed with Apple’s new found ability of letting us down. Does this poor release offer the chance for Android tablets to knock the iPad off it’s podium? Maybe! Lets compare them in excruciating detail.
The ASUS Transformer Prime, released late last year, is considered the market leader of Android tablets. So we’ll compare it against the iPad
|Spec||Apple iPad 3||Asus Transformer Prime|
|Size||185.7 mm (w) 241.2 mm (h) by 9.4 mm (d)||263 mm (w) 180.8 mm (h) 8.3 mm (d)|
|Max Storage||64GB (external on premium option)||64GB|
|Screen Type||Retina||LED Backlit screen with Super IPS+|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536 px (264 ppi)||1280 x 800 px (149 ppi)|
|CPU||Dual-core Apple A5X||NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU|
|Battery||10 hours||12 hours|
Apple have clearly responded the Transformer’s screen which was better (if only marginally) than the iPad 2. The camera is a massive improvement from 0.7 MP. However we still don’t have a flash, something the Transformer enjoys.
The CPU of the iPad is one of the main reasons so many have decided not to buy the iPad 3. However, iOS has always been very smooth on the iPad. The Transformer on the other hand has a superior CPU but up until the release of Ice Cream Sandwich Android has made the tablet sluggish.
Since the two tablets are so similar I think if you’re choosing between them it’s better to look at the OS, which offer completely different things. iOS is refined, stable and beautiful, yet restrictive and un-customizable. Android is ugly and pretty stable, yet completely customizable.
Personally, I prefer freedom, but I’m seriously considering the iPad anyway.