Spec comparison: Asus Eee Pad tablets updated with high-res Infinity and affordable quad-core 300 series
Asus had one of the most successful Android tablets in 2011 - the Eee Pad Transformer, and after it launched its successor in late 2011, it brought two powerful new members to the Asus Eee Pad family at MWC 2012: the high-end Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and the affordable yet still capable Transformer Pad 300 Series.
The Pad 300 Series is the first slate combining a quad-core processor and LTE connectivity, while the Infinity comes with a mind-boggling super high-res display with 1920x1200 pixels resolution.
There is a difference between the two even though they look pretty similar design-wise - the Infinity shines with its thin aluminum body and lightweight construction, while the 300 Series is a bit bulkier and made out of plastic.
On the inside the 300 Series is still pretty darn powerful for a $399 device - it packs a quad-core Tegra 3 chip.
The Infinity actually comes in two versions which differ in the inside stuffing. The Wi-Fi-only version sports a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 quad-core chip, while there’s another one with 3G/4G LTE support and that’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 with dual-core Krait processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The price for the Infinity ranges from $599 to the sky-high $799.
Check out the chart below to see how the Transformer tablets have literally transformed in hardware over this past year and let us know which one you like best and why.