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The new iPad vs. the tablet elite: ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Toshiba Excite X10 LE

Billy Steele
March 7, 2012
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You may be thinking, how does that new iPad stack up against the best slates we've seen? Well, you're about to find out. Truth be told, two of these behemoths -- the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 -- were just announced, but impressive spec sheets earned them a seat at the table. We'll cut out the jabbering and get right down to business. Follow us down past the break for a breakdown of features before you decide which tablet will soon be yours.

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Apple iPad
(3rd generation)



ASUS
Transformer Pad Infinity 700



Samsung
Galaxy Note
10.1




Toshiba Excite X10 LE



OS iOS 5.1 Android 4.0 Android 4.0 with TouchWiz Android 3.2
Display 9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS
Retina Display

10.1-inch
Super IPS+
10.1-inch WXGA
backlit LCD
10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS
Resolution 2048 x 1536 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
Processor 1GHz dual-core
Apple A5X
1.6GHz quad-core
NVIDIA Tegra 3
(WiFi model)

1.5GHz dual-core
Qualcomm
MSM 8260A/8960 Snapdragon S4
(3G / 4G model)






1.4GHz dual-core
(model unspecified)
1.2GHz dual-core
TI OMAP4430
Memory 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB
(LTE-only)
32GB / 64GB
+
up to 32GB
microSD




16GB / 32GB / 64GB
+
up to 32GB microSD

16GB / 32GB
Ports 35-pin dock, 3.5mm audio micro HDMI,
dock connection,
3.5mm audio

microSD,
dock connection,
3.5mm audio

micro USB, micro HDMI, microSD,
3.5mm audio
Front camera VGA 2-megapixel
HD video
2-megapixel 2-megapixel
Rear camera 5-megapixel,
5-element lens,
IR filter,
1080p video


8-megapixel,
LED flash, HD video, f2.2
3-megapixel 5-megapixel,
1080p video,
LED flash

Cellular radio "World-Ready" 3G,
HSPA+, DC-HSDPA,
LTE

HSPA+, LTE HSPA+ None
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery 42.5Wh 25Wh 7,000 mAh 25Wh
Thickness 9.4mm 7.6mm 8.9mm 7.7mm
Weight 652g
(1.44 pounds)
(WiFi)

662g
(1.46 pounds)
(WiFi + 4G)





586g
(1.29 pounds)
585g
(1.29 pounds)
535g
(1.18 pounds)
Pricing $499 (16GB WiFi)
$599 (32GB WiFi)
$699 (64GB WiFi)

$629
(16GB WiFi + 4G)
$729
(32GB WiFi + 4G)
$829
(64GB WiFi + 4G)








Unknown Unknown $530 (16GB)
$600 (32GB)
Availability March 16th Unknown Unknown Available now




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