How they compare: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime vs. Amazon Kindle Fire

The challenge

We have two upcoming pioneering tablets, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and Amazon Kindle Fire, for a comparison here. ASUSTeK’s Eee Pad Transformer Prime is to become special being the first tablet with quad core processor and running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The tablet will land in stores early next year. Maybe it will get the recently launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Kindle Fire, at the same time, marks Amazon’s long-awaited foray into the tablet market. The 7-inch tablet, which is to feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread, will more be a multimedia eReader, than a full-fledged tablet. Here we compare Kindle Fire and the new quad core version of Eee Pad Transformer. Let us see whatever things make this forthcoming tablet special below.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime vs. Amazon Kindle Fire
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime vs. Amazon Kindle Fire

Comparison Attributes

Operating System

Amazon has not disclosed which version of Android will run on Kindle Fire. It is certain that the tablet-only Android 3.0 Honeycomb will not appear on Fire. Most possibly, Kindle Fire will be a Gingerbread tablet. Meanwhile, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is to come with Honeycomb 3.2, the latest version of the Android for tablets.


Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet. The device will feature a 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology. The display has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels at 169 ppi with 16 million colors. Apart from its attractive price tag of $199, Kindle Fire is known for its small display. It is here Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is to advance with a 10.1-inch LED backlit Super IPS+ display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Prime has the large and better display when compared to Kindle Fire.


Kindle Fire is run on an ARM-based dual core OMAP processor. A dual core processor for a 7-inch device is enough for incredible performance. But Asus’ next version Eee Pad Transformer has grabbed much attention to become the first tablet ever to feature NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. Transformer Prime will change the way we use tablets for sometime. Its processor will perform several times better than the current dual core processors.


Internal storage option of just 8GB is one of much noted shortfalls of Kindle Fire. The device, however, has Amazon Cloud Drive support for unlimited cloud storage. Transformer Prime is to come with 1GB RAM and two internal storage options; 32GB and 64GB. In addition, the device supports a microSD slot that can carry external memory up to 32GB.


Price is one thing that places the tablets in different platforms. Kindle Fire comes with a price of just $199. Meanwhile, Prime will be priced around $500. But Transformer Prime is a more brilliant phone with advanced tech specs and features. It is a state-of-the-art tablet with better processor, memory option and cameras.


Without any doubt, we can judge Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime as the winner of the comparison. With quad core processor, Transformer Prime is to become the world’s best performing tablet. To top it all, the tablet has a better display, cameras, memory options and many others.

The verdict

ASUSTeK has been in tablet market from the very beginning of tablets. Its Eee Pad Transformer is one of top Android tablets ever. Many reviewers rated Transformer second best Android tablet after Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Taiwan technology firm’s intention with the plan to build the first quad core tablet is to penetrate into the industry that is prospected to have an explosive growth in coming years.

On the other hand, Amazon comes into the tablet market with an aim to beat down Apple iPad in a fray. The company announced the tablet version of its Kindle to simply take on iPad. The Kindle Fire is with many deficiencies as a full-fledged tablet, however. It does not feature any cameras any several other advanced multimedia aspects. However, as Amazon envisaged, Kindle Fire is a color and multimedia version of Kindle eReaders. Its low price tag is another thing that will attract many more customers.

© 2012, Gizmowatch. Some rights reserved.