Both ASUS and Samsung are very capable tablet makers, as they have both proven successful with the Nexus 7 and 10, although the former does seem to be a preferred option for Google considering the Nexus 10 2 looks set to have a different manufacturer, with LG considered a firm favorite.
Let us say you are not looking for a Nexus tablet but still want something in the 10-inch range, then you should consider the Asus Memo Pad ME102 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, as they are pretty similar in terms of specs.
When going over the specs we will mention the Asus Memo Pad ME102 tablet first, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 second, as this will stop you getting confused.
Firstly there is the display, which is a 10.1-inch LED Backlight IPS panel, compared to TFT touch screen, both of which have a resolution of 1280 X 800. These tablets also come with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.
We said these tablets are very similar in specs and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is proof of this. However, there are differences, such as 2-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera compared to 3MP and 1.3MP.
As for battery life, the Asus Memo Pad ME102 is said to last for 8 hours and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 7-8 hours.
What surprises us the most are the Asus Memo Pad ME102 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Android tablet prices, as the former is around $100 cheaper than the latter, which is strange when you consider those specs are not that different.