The Surface RT goes up against the iPad and more.
Microsoft’s new Surface RT tablet made its debut today, just three days after Apple announced the new fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini. If you’re not completely dedicated to iOS, you’re probably having a hard time decided which tablet to go for.
To help you make your decision, we’ve put together a handy chart that compares the Surface RT with some of the most popular tablets on sale right now, including the new iPads, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, the Google Nexus 7, and more.Please scroll the table left and right to see all of its contents
Please scroll the table left and right to see all of its contents
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Microsoft Surface RT
Google Nexus 7
Asus Transformer Prime
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
|Operating System||iOS 6||iOS 6||Android 4.0 (customized)||Windows 8||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean||Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Display||7.9-inch LED display (1024×768)||9.7-inch Retina display (2048×1536)||7-inch HD LCD display (1900×1200)||10.6-inch display (1366×768)||7-inch HD display (1280×800)||10.1-inch Super IPS+ LCD display (1920×1200)||10.1-inch AMOLED display (1280×800)|
|Processor||800MHz dual-core A5||1.2GHz dual-core A6X*||1.5GHz dual-core Cortex-A9||1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3*||1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3||1.6GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3||1.4GHz quad-core|
|Storage||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB||8GB, 16GB||32GB, 64GB + microSD slot||16GB, 32GB, 64GB + microSD slot|
|Camera(s)||5MP (rear) with f2.4 + 1.2MP (front)||5MP (rear) with f2.4 + 1.2MP (front)||1.3MP (front)||720p (front) + 720p (rear)||1.2MP (front)||8MP (rear) + 2MP (front)||5MP (rear) + 1.9MP (front)|
|Wireless||3G + LTE (optional)||3G + LTE (optional)||3G + LTE (optional)||None||None||None||3G|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0||Stereo Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Stereo Bluetooth||Bluetooth 3.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Dimensions||200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm||193 x 137 x 10.3 mm||274.6 x 172 x 9.4 mm||198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm||263 x 180.8 x 8.5 mm||262 x 180 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||308 g||652 g||395 g||680.4 g||340 g||598 g||600 g|
|Battery||10 hours||10 hours||11 hours||8 hours||4,325 mAh||9 hours 30 mins||33 hours|
Editor’s Note: Specs with an asterisk are suppositions right now. We will update when we have exact specifications.
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