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

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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  • quiksilvr - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    And make one model: 64GB for $499.
  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    Meh, they might have to drop $100 off the price tag, but they will be ok. Certainly not more successful than the iPad 3 (or w/e it's being called), but ok.

    But if ASUS plays their cards right, they might be able to use the thinner chassis and brighter screen to get more sales. They still won't top the iPad, but they have SOME differentiation to work with.
  • quiksilvr - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    To be honest, I don't think Asus would want to be as successful as Apple. They want to have a sustainable market and avoid drawing too much attention to itself. Just look at the bullshit Samsung had to deal with for their tablet.
  • harbourcoat - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    I am sorry but how can a company not want to make loads of money..... haha
  • BPB - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    Seems to me the newest iPad launch lost a little steam since Asus announced their newest transformer. Personally when I saw the Transformer specs I thought that maybe they were overkill. So Apple's slightly higher specs just aren't all that wow. Oh they're impressive, but not wow.
  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    I'm personally surprised that Apple thickened the iPad. I know that these products can only get so thing (especially with beefy displays), but I've come to expect the impossible with Apple's designs. But at the very least, I'm glad Apple refuses to sacrifice battery life in the name of the thickness measurement.

    Still, I don't know how ASUS crammed the same sized battery in a smaller chassis with a screen that's nearly as dense. Something tells me ASUS won't be able to get their tablet out any time soon.
  • Belard - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - link

    The higher resolution and 4-core CPU will eat battery power. The slightly thicker body is to hold the bigger battery, notice the weight went up?

    As an ipad1 owner, the weight is decent. The thickness is not an issue. TOO-THIN devices are kind of the rage with Samsung.

    But yeah, I'm surprised they made it slightly bigger... but it's barely noticeable and its compatible with almost all the aftermarket goodies. "new ipad" name isn't going to stick... imagine a year from now.

    "The iPad 3 is newer than the New iPad"

    Perhaps iPad2 Super iPad2-R
  • joed14 - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    they say its 4 times faster than tegra 3 ...tegra 3 =4xA9 and a5x=2xA9.....are they dumb..
  • tayb - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    They are talking about graphics power which is much more important for this kind of device in my opinion. The 4 times is probably an exaggeration.
  • zorxd - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    Graphics are much less important unless you want to run 3D games. Just like on PC. Most people don't need the latest Nvidia or AMD graphics.

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