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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  • 3DoubleD - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    The Transformer Infinity is receiving a 13.6% battery size increase over the Prime, presumably to have the same battery life as the Prime, so about 10 hours as well. I guess we will have to wait to see benchmarks, but I'm enjoying my Prime in the meantime.

    I'm all for the resolution increases, but resolution is down the list in picture quality factors. I have zero complaints about the resolution of the Prime. Contrast, color saturation, and color accuracy are all more noticeable. Brightness and viewing angles also being other major factors that I'd hold over resolution.

    As long as battery life doesn't suffer, the weight isn't ridiculously increased, graphics performance remains acceptable, and panel image quality remains high, then bring on the higher resolutions!
  • Aqua1ung - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    How about adding a dpi/ppi row to the table...?
  • solipsism - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    I agree. Plus there are some errors in the pricing that need to be fixed.
  • harbourcoat - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    you can see it has a higher pitch because the screen size is smaller and the resolution is higher
  • ssj4kevin - Friday, March 9, 2012 - link

    They have the resolution and screen sizes there. Just do the basic math...


    sqrt(1920^2 + 1200^2)/10.1 = 224ppi = 672dpi


    sqrt(2048^2 + 1536^2)/9.7 = 264ppi = 792dpi
  • vision33r - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    No Infinity blade, Real Racing 2, and just not that many Tegra optimized games in general. New iPad wins.
  • BPB - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    True. But me, I'm waiting for a Windows 8 tablet with these kind of specs, or better. That will be a game changer. Though I suspect Windows 8 for tablets will need a LOT more power than iOS. If the Windows 8 tablets are good, then I can see myself switching from Android to Windows Phone to have the whole eco system. And the MS eco system will be slightly larger due to the Xbox 360 being part of it.
  • 3DoubleD - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    How will the Xbox 360 bring any value there. The games aren't compiled for ARM or x86. They are also up to 8 GB each in size. I don't see how this will apply to Windows on any tablet format (or PC for that matter).
  • harbourcoat - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    I suspect he means integration of XBOX live into the Metro interface and such. But yes I think Windows 8 will finally offer some real high end competition. Ultimately we all want a device that can do everything we want it to do. Full pc apps with Metro counterparts is a good thing.
  • 3DoubleD - Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - link

    I don't think there will be a 16 GB Transformer Infinity. 32 GB will probably be the smallest, just like it is the smallest capacity for the Transformer Prime.

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