Asus Transformer Pad TF300T vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300T
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Four processor cores Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T has four processor cores, however the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 only has two processor cores. Read more

The number of processor cores is the number of individual cores that the processor has.

The more cores the processor has, the faster it will be, meaning that applications run more quickly on the tablet.

10x shorter Edit
Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is 20.1mm tall, but the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a 201.42mm tall tablet (181.32mm taller).
12% narrower Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T has a width of 263mm, however the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a 292.1mm wide tablet (29.1mm wider).
More popular
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 32703 by sales volume in our tablets, whereas the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ranks No. 185451.
9 Reasons For
Significantly larger internal memory Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has an internal memory of 16GB, whereas the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is only a 1GB tablet (15GB smaller). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

Vastly larger internal storage capacity Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has an internal storage capacity of 512GB, however the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is only a 16GB internal storage capacity tablet (496GB smaller). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

2.2" larger screen size Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a screen size of 12.3", whereas the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is only a 10.1" tablet (2.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size of the tablet display measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner.

The bigger the screen size the better the tablet will be for viewing photos and videos. It will also be easier to browse the internet and to type on a tablet with a bigger screen. However a bigger screen means that the tablet will be more bulky to carry around.

3.8MP higher front camera resolution Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a front camera resolution of 5MP, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is only a 1.2MP front camera resolution tablet (3.8MP lower).
Lighter Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a weight of 766g. That's 415g lighter than the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T (766g).
Hugely thinner Edit
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 8.45mm thick, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a 180.8mm thick tablet (172.35mm thicker).
Fourteen more awards
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has 15 awards from expert review sites, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T has 1 award.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 136 reviews, the average expert review score of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 82%, whereas the average rating of the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 163 reviews, the average user review score of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 81%, whereas the average rating of the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is 76% (based on 130 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Fifteen times smaller internal memory Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a 1GB tablet. That's 15GB smaller than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (16GB). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

31x smaller internal storage capacity Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a 16GB internal storage capacity tablet. That's 496GB smaller than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (512GB). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

2.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a 10.1" tablet. That's 2.2" smaller than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size of the tablet display measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner.

The bigger the screen size the better the tablet will be for viewing photos and videos. It will also be easier to browse the internet and to type on a tablet with a bigger screen. However a bigger screen means that the tablet will be more bulky to carry around.

Lower front camera resolution Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is a 1.2MP front camera resolution tablet. That's 3.8MP lower than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (5MP).
A lot heavier Edit
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a 766g heavy tablet (415g lighter).
Thicker Edit
Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is 180.8mm thick. That's 172.35mm thicker than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (8.45mm).
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Fewer awards
Whilst the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T has received 1 award, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has received 15 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 82% (based on 136 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 81% (based on 163 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Two less processor cores Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has two processor cores, however the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T only has four processor cores. Read more

The number of processor cores is the number of individual cores that the processor has.

The more cores the processor has, the faster it will be, meaning that applications run more quickly on the tablet.

91% taller Edit
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is 201.42mm tall. That's 181.32mm taller than the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T (201.42mm).
10% wider Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a width of 292.1mm. That's 29.1mm wider than the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T (292.1mm).
Less popular
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 185451 by number of sales in our tablets, whereas the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T ranks No. 32703.

Awards

1 Award
Mobil.se: Top Product
15 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
computershopper.com: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Expert Reviews: Recommended
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardwareluxx.de: Value for Money
hardwareluxx.ru: Excellent Hardware
interia.pl: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se: Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Processor

Processor Model
 Tegra 3
 Tegra 3
Processor Clock Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2GHz
Processor Core
4
BEST
2
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4GHz
Processor Cache
Unknown - Click to provide data 4MB
Processor Family
 Intel Core i7
 Intel Core i7
BEST
Processor Thread
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Instruction Set
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Processor Operating Mode
 64-bit
 32-bit
 64-bit
 32-bit
BEST
Processor Lithography
Unknown - Click to provide data 14nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15W

Memory

Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
BEST
 DDR3-SDRAM
Internal Memory
1GB 16GB
BEST

Software

Operating System
 Android
 Android
Trial Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Office
Bundled Software
ASUS launcher,MyLibrary,MyNet,MyCloud,@Vibe Music,asus webstorage,File manager,ASUS sync,SuperNote,App Locker,App Backup,TegraZone Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
4.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Platform
 Android
 Windows
 Android
 Windows

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB 512GB
BEST
Memory Card
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Storage Medium
 Flash
 SSD
 Flash
 SSD

Display

Screen Size
10.1" 12.3"
BEST
Touch Screen Technology
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Multi-Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
Display Resolution
 1280 x 800
 2736 x 1824
 1280 x 800
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Pixel Density
Unknown - Click to provide data 267ppi
Reading Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Graphics

Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7GB
Graphics Adapter
 Iris Graphics
 Iris Graphics 540
 Iris Graphics
 Iris Graphics 540
Graphics Adapter Family
 Intel
 Intel

Camera

Rear Camera Resolution
8MP 8MP
Front Camera Resolution
1.2MP 5MP
BEST
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Rear Camera
 Rear camera
 Rear camera
Swivel Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Audio
 Dolby Audio
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker

Networking

3G Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3G compatible
Bluetooth Version
 3.0+EDR
 3.0
 4.0
 3.0+EDR
 3.0
 4.0
BEST
WiFi Standard
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac

Ports & Interfaces

Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
 Combo headphone / microphone port
 Combo headphone / microphone port
Headphone Jack Size
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
SmartCard Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SmartCard slot
Micro HDMI Port
 Micro HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Docking Connector Type
 Microsoft Surface Cover
 Microsoft Surface Cover
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Performance

Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Gyroscope
 Gyroscope
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accelerometer
GLONASS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GLONASS
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
Barometer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Barometer
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Size
 full-size
 full-size
Form Factor
 Convertible (Detachable)
 Slate
 Convertible (Detachable)
 Slate
Colour
 Gold
 Silver
 Gold
 Silver

Processor Special Features

Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Quick Sync Video technology
Intel VPro Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel vPro technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Turbo Boost technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel My WiFi technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel InTru 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel clear video technology
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Idle State
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel VT-x with extended page tables (EPT)
Intel TSX-NI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel TSX-NI
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel virtualization technology (VT-x)

Battery

Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 9h
Maximum Battery Life
15h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Cell
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Power

AC Adapter Power
18W Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 766g
BEST
Height
20.1mm
BEST
201.42mm
Thickness
180.8mm 8.45mm
BEST
Width
263mm
BEST
292.1mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter
Keyboard Included
 Keyboard included
 Keyboard included
Bag Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bag included
Included Docking Station
 Included docking station
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Other Features

Docking Connector
 Docking connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Total Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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