Tablets Comparison: Asus Transformer Prime vs Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad 3
Microsoft has finally joined the bandwagon of tablet manufactures by launching its first Windows 8 tablet, named Surface, yesterday. The tablet will make its entry into the market by the end of this year. Surface will come in two variants with Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.
The market is filled with a number of tablets working of different OS’s. Here we are going to compare Surface, Apple iPad 3 and Android based Asus Transformer Prime to help you in making a buying decision.
|Asus Transformer Prime||Apple iPad 3||Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro|
|OS||Android 4.0.3||iOS 5.1.1||Microsoft Windows RT/Windows 8 Pro|
|CPU||1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3||1GHz Apple A5X||NVIDIA Tegra 3/Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen)|
|Storage in GB||16/32/64||16/32/64||32/64/128|
|Expandable Memory Slot||microSD||None||microSD/microSDXC|
|Camera||1.2 MP (front), 8MP (rear)||0.3MP (front), 5MP (rear)||Not Known|
|Data Connectivity||WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0||WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0||2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB 2.0/USB 3.0|
|Weight in grams||586||650||676/903|
Conclusion : Microsoft Surface gives a strong competition to Apple iPad 3 with microSD slot, a snappier display, memory support up to 128GB and a new look Windows 8. On the other hand iPad 3 has a better resolution, a huge number of apps and tried and tested Apple iOS. Based on these specifications, we would suggest you to go with Apple iPad 3.