Tech Spec Wars: The New iPad vs. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

In case you missed it, or didn’t care enough to watch it, the new iPad was announced today. “The New iPad,” as it’s being called, is the successor to the iPad 2 and comes with a 2048×1536 Retina Display as well as LTE capabilities. Given that most of the other specs for the device are out as well it’s time to see how they stack up to the upcoming announced Transformer Pad Infinity. The folks from AnandTech also compared it to the iPad 2 to give you an idea of what’s changed exactly. So without further ado I present to you the Asus vs. Apple tablet showdown. Hit the break below to check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Is The New iPad that exciting? Let us know!

source: AnandTech

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  • Darkcobalt

    I think the iPad 3 (aka New iPad) is a real contender, and probably bad news for Android tablets.  The fragmentation for Android means that things like resolution are the BEST way for Apple to really differentiate itself. So while app developers for iPad will eat up high resolution development, the same cannot be said for Android tablets.

    I fear this will further the chasm.  On the phones front Android is a real contender, in tablets the picture isn’t so clear to me (and I own and love my  Tablet S)

  • Foobar

    While specs are a platform to build a user experience on, these specs don’t event tell the whole truth which makes me suspect that the authors of the comparison are ignorant or deceitful.

    Regardless of what the complete specs are, I agree with DarkCobalt that Android Tablet makers have some stuff competition here.

    What I see in spades from Apple is a common ecosystem and experience across devices. That matters.

    Google can pull that off with Android, but the carriers modify it so the tablet and the phone aren’t the same experience. Add to that that developers have to build for the lowest common denominator and it makes for a second class experience for the user.

  • Ickyfehmleh

    Apple has a thriving ecosystem built around iOS devices.  They set the price point at $499 and correspondingly set the feature list for that price point, much like Amazon did for $199 with their Kindle. 

    Any Android tablet manufacturer charging more than $499 is an idiot.  If Android 10″ tablets were to come in at $399 they’d be selling like mad, but now that price point will, I’m sure, be dominated by the iPad 2.  It’s such a shame — Android tablet manufacturers had the chance to corner the market with high-value $399 tablets but instead greedily thought they could price them at iPad levels, then they wonder why nobody’s buying.

  • Neil Gillibrand

    i find the talk of android fragmentation rather amusing after seeing those specs.what about ipad fragmentation? any apps built to take advantage of the ipad 3 will struggle on the ipad2, let alome the ipad1.welcome to the world of “fragmentation”. otherwise known as “choice”.