ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How do the two stack up? The table below summarizes what we know thus far:

Tablet Specification Comparison
  ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Apple's new iPad (2012) Apple iPad 2
Dimensions 263 x 180.8 x 8.5mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8mm
Display 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 IPS
Weight 586g 652g 601g
Processor

3G/4G LTE - 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 (2 x Krait)

WiFi - 1.6GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 (4 x Cortex A9)

Apple A5X (2 x Cortex A9, PowerVR SGX 543MP4?)

1GHz Apple A5 (2 x Cortex A9, PowerVR SGX543MP2)
Connectivity WiFi , Optional 4G LTE WiFi , Optional 4G LTE WiFi , Optional 3G
Memory 1GB ? 512MB
Storage 16GB - 64GB 16GB - 64GB 16GB
Battery 25Whr 42.5Whr 25Whr
Pricing $599 - $799 est $499 - $829 $399, $529

 

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  • scook9 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    Cameras...
    Expandable Storage....
    USB host support.....

    Those are the easy ones. You could also say HDMI but the iPad has that via a dongle....you could mention keyboard dock that offers the following itself:
    -keyboard
    -mouse
    -2nd battery
    -usb port
    -sd card reader
    -screen protection
    -acts as a stand
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  • scook9 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    Cameras...
    Expandable Storage....
    USB host support.....

    Those are the easy ones. You could also say HDMI but the iPad has that via a dongle....you could mention keyboard dock that offers the following itself:
    -keyboard
    -mouse
    -2nd battery
    -usb port
    -sd card reader
    -screen protection
    -acts as a stand
    Reply
  • name99 - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    You do realize that Apple SELL a keyboard for iPad?
    They also sell an SD card reader.
    They also sell a case/screen protector/stand.

    If you feel it's vitally important to have these things all in one unit, go right ahead. But it's simply ignorant to try to imply that there is neither a keyboard nor an SD card reader for iPad. There are also, if you feel this is important, third party/external batteries.

    Yes, there is no USB. There's also no serial port, no floppy disk drive slot, and no stylus. Feel free to complain about how the lack of all of these dooms it in the market.
    Reply
  • harbourcoat - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    the lack of these actually keeps it in the market. simple machines for simple people. Reply
  • darwinosx - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    The Asus is vaporware, current Asus tablets are cheap physically and slow. Android is just a suck tablet experience. Nobody in their right mind will buy one anyway between the 3 and cheaper 2's. Reply
  • Chloiber - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    That's just wrong. You never had a Asus Transformer Prime in your hands. Reply
  • menting - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    and iOS is just a suck OS experience in terms of flexibility and freedom.
    Nobody in their right mind will buy an iOS device anyway.
    Reply
  • PeteH - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    What about someone who just wants a tablet that works, and really doesn't care about "flexibility and freedom"? My mom falls into that category. So does my wife. So do most of my non-geek friends. And they all love the iPad.

    Flexibility and freedom just aren't important to the average consumer, which is what the iPad is targeting.
    Reply
  • harbourcoat - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - link

    WINDOWS 8 will kill ipad. even your mom can see that. Reply
  • PeteH - Thursday, March 08, 2012 - link

    Possibly, but right now the tablet market looks an awful lot like the mp3 player market. Once a dominant player is entrenched they are very difficult to dislodge. Reply

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