Apple New iPad vs Asus Transformer Prime - Comparison

In this article I have provided information and compared the new iPad with Asus Transformer Prime tablet. Apple's latest tablet PC - the new iPad (iPad 3) is finally unveiled and comes with great many new features including a great screen resolution and faster processor. Is the new iPad worth your money and would suit your needs? Or you need a tablet PC from some other company.

With the new iPad finally released, people are finally face to face with the highly anticipated iPad 3, which has been named the 'new iPad' by Apple. The new iPad has received good reviews for its many features like higher resolution screen and a faster processor speed. It however failed to meet the expectation of many people as there was no new feature added. Let us compare the new iPad with ASUS Transformer Prime, which is another well reputed tablet pc available in market.

Compare Screen And Display in new iPad and ASUS Transformer Prime

Both the ASUS Transformer Prime and 'the new iPad' have capacitive display with multi-touch functionalities. The ASUS Transformer Prime comes with a 10.1" Super IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1280x 800 pixels. It comes with a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass. The Apple iPad on the other hand comes with a 9.6" LED backlit IPS TFT screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It has a scratch resistant glass screen with an oleophobic coating to reduce finger prints.

Apple New iPad


The ASUS Transformer Prime houses a 1GB RAM with 32 or 64 GB internal memory storage. It comes with an external SD memory card slot which supports upto 32 GB. The Apple iPad on the other hand comes with 16, 32 and 64 GB memory options but has no external memory card slot to add external memory.


The new iPad comes with a 5 MP camera which is almost same as the camera in iPhone 4S. It has a 5 MP resolution with HD video recording capabilities at 30fps. Also it has a secondary camera with VGA resolution. The transformer Prime on the other hand has an 8 Mp camera. It also comes with HD video shooting capabilities with 1080 px and a better secondary camera at 1.2 Mp.

Operating System And Processor in iPad and ASUS Transformer Prime

The new iPad is based on the iOS 5.1 operating system with a dual core 1GHz dual core chip Apple A5X chip. It has a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphics card. The Transformer Prime on the other hand comes with the Android v3.2 Honeycomb Operating system which can be upgraded to v4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It packs a 1.3GHz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with ULP GetForce GPU.

ASUS Prime Transformer

Body and sound

The Apple iPad has a dimension of 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm and weighs 662g. The ASUS Transformer Prime on the other hand has dimensions of 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs 586g.

Both the tablets have in-built loudspeakers and 3.5 mm jack to plug in the earphone.

Browser And Connectivity

Both the tablets are available in Wifi as well as 3G+ WiFi configurations. The Apple iPad has in built Safari browser and does not support flash and java. The ASUS Transformer Prime on the other hand supports both flash and java.

The Apple iPhone comes with a 42.5 Wh battery which can be used continuously for 10 hours. The Asus Transformer on the other hand comes with 25Wh Li-Po battery and can be used for 12 hours.

When you compare iPad and ASUS Transformer Prime, clearly the new iPad is the winner with the screen resolution and stamina battery. ASUS Transformer Prime will be your best bet if you watch lot of YouTube videos or take pictures.

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