Showdown: Transformer Prime vs. iPad 2

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Asus has already declared that Prime will be available from December with Christmas gift giving as the target. The tablet battle is now really hot and consumers are in a fix – should I go for the blockbuster iPad 2 or the tablet from the Asian powerhouse. Let us look deep into these two tablets and try to figure out a specific winner considering the different parameters.

Operating systems

The Apple iPad 2 runs on the iOS 5 operating system that has more than 200 in-built features like twitter, newsstand, reminders, iMessage and lots more. On the other hand, the Transformer Prime operates on Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS. However, the manufacturers have already promised that at a later date Prime will be upgraded to the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.


The iPad 2 has the same display configuration as the original iPad. It has a 9.7 inch LED IPS TFT display with a screen resolution of 768 x 1024 and backlit feature. The Transformer Prime boasts of a 10.1 inch LED with an enviable resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.


What is the main difference between the iPad 2 and the Transformer Prime? It has to be the processor. The Asus tablet has a powerful 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and it is actually the first tablet to boast of such a processor. The 12-core GeForce GPU on the Prime ensures that it can run multimedia applications faster and thereby transforming the tablet into a better gaming product. The rival Apple iPad 2 is still dependant on the A5 1 GHz dual-core processor.

tablet war

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You need both front and rear facing cameras for tablets. But this is one area where iPad 2 is a big letdown. The front facing camera is for video calling and the second camera is on the back. But the rear camera is only a 0.7MP camera that is capable of recording 720p videos while the front camera is only a VGA one to enable FaceTime Video calls. Asus has put in a 8MP auto-focus primary camera with 1080p video recording and the secondary front camera is 1.2MP,


iPad 2 has a 512MB Ram while the Asus tablet is packed with a 1GB RAM. This makes the Prime fast and efficient in handling multi-tasking.


The 25Wh battery in the Prime can give up to 12 hours of operation while the 6000mAh battery in the iPad 2 only gives about 10 hours of continuous usage. The battery life on the Prime can be extended with the help of a keyboard dock but there is no such advantage with the Apple tablet.

The common features of both the tablets are Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and motion/light sensors. The Prime seems to be the sure shot winner as it enjoys an advantage over iPad 2 in terms of display, processor, rear camera, and battery.


About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger who has a great passion for gadgets and gizmos. She is always on a look out for new mobile phones and never leaves a chance to switch to a new one. She also loves gaming laptops and is planning to buy a new one.

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  1. Tan

    But I think the most important thing is pricing. Price will direct influence to popularity.

  2. Peter Lee from Computer How To Guide says:

    Although there are many competitions out there with the likes of Prime, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet and etc, it is very difficult for these competitors to overtake the popularity of the iPad. Yes the iPad is expensive, but due to that it is an Apple’s product, people would still prefer the iPad regardless of the price. The iPad is “original” and has a very successful “first mover” status. When people think of tablets, they think iPad.

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