Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime vs Apple iPad 2

It’s fair to say Apple’s iPad 2 has enjoyed relatively unimpeded dominance in the tablet market. The device is powerful, user friendly and just oozes with Apple appeal, making it a sure-fire hit. But now we’re starting to see tablets from Apple’s competitors roll-out with some striking design features of their own.

Foremost among these contenders to the iPad 2’s crown is Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a device that may have a silly name but is rather more smart when you dig below the surface. Will it offer enough to topple Apple’s tablet from its lofty perch, though?

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Specification

Full specs for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
* Display: 10.1-inch LED backlit Super IPS+ screen at 1280×800 resolution. 10-finger multitouch. Gorilla Glass.
* Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
* CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU.
* Memory: 1GB DDR2.
* Storage: 32GB or 64GB. Also has ASUS cloud storage.
* Wireless: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
* Cameras: 8MP rear with flash, f2.4; 1.2MP front.
* Ports: 3.5mm headphone/mic-in, microHDMI, microSD, internal mic, stereo speaker. On the keyboard dock: USB 2.0 port, SD card.
* Battery: 25 Watt-hours (tablet only) for 12 hours of 720p video playback at 60 nits, 18 hours with keyboard dock attached.
* Size/weight: Tablet – 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm, 586 grams; keyboard dock – 263 x 180.8 x 10.4 mm, 537 grams.

* Other: G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, GPS.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime: 10-inch Super IPS+ display, 12-hour battery and quad-core Tegra 3, ships in December for $499

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