Tablet World Series Finale: ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity vs. Microsoft Surface, Voting Ends 11/3 at 8 a.m.

After six games and six competitors, we’re down to the finale of our 2012 Tablet World Series. Throughout the series we’ve seen titans like Apple’s iPad and Google’s Nexus 7 stumble and fall until we were left with our final two tablets: ASUS’ Transformer Pad Infinity and Microsoft’s Surface. Before you cast your final vote, take a second to read up these two contenders.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

 The Editors’ Choice-winning Transformer Pad Infinity has fought its was through a gauntlet of tough contenders including Apple’s vaunted iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 to make it to the series finale.

The Transformer Pad Infinity offers one of the highest resolution displays (1920 x 1200 pixels) among Android tablets and with its handsome industrial design, is a sight to behold. It’s powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and hours of battery life, not to mention the exceptional quality of its bundled apps, make the Transformer Pad Infinity a monster of a 10-inch tablet. So is the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity the best tablet around?

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft’s Surface is the newcomer to the tablet party, but so far it’s proven to be quite the fan favorite. On its way to the finals, the Surface toppled both the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ and the Google Nexus 7. The first piece of hardware to bear the Microsoft name, not to mention the first Windows RT tablet to hit the market, the Surface is an incredibly important product for Microsoft. 

The Surface comes packing an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 2GB of RAM covered in a 10-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display. Weighing in at 1.5 pounds and measuring just 0.4 inches thick, the surface is available with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Throw in a touch-sensitive keyboard cover and you’ve got an impressive tablet. But is it worthy of being the 2012 Tablet World Series champ?

Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  1. John Says:

    I’m surprised you’re not mentioning that the Transformer has a keyboard, too. It’s keyboard is better tech than Microsoft’s, adding extra battery and letting you prop up your screen to different angles without needing a backflap leg.

  2. jgt Says:

    Asus Tranformer Pad Infinity is better!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jgt Says:

    Even better resolution and better apps!!!!!!!!!!! AND IT IS ANDROID

  4. Modest Mart Says:

    MS Surface has decent hardware, good build quality and its NOT ANDROID!!!!


  5. maka Says:

    Yet the Microsoft Surface is burning the hell out of it with its better design, fresher UI, and the 100,000 apps coming in 2 months that Android doesn’t have(tablet apps)

  6. ShadowLea Says:

    400 v 1500? Ya, right. That’s rubbish, this thing is obviously fixed. Let’s ask on the Apple forums which is better, the iPad4 or the TF700. Same bloody pointless thing. The Surface has a whole of one app, and Office got crap with 2010. How many of you voters acually OWN the tablet?

    I’ll stick with my TF700, thanks.

  7. Bobman Says:

    Wow. This thing is fixed big time. I own an Asus Infinity myself and voted for it, but it should have been in the opposite bracket of the iPad such that they both meet in the finals. IMHO.

    The fact that so many Surface votes happened like that means someone (or group) gamed the vote. We all know it’s easy to do by changing your IP, clearing cookies, and re-voting.

    But the fact that it was obviously done here for this means the MS folks really are pitiful.

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