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How Microsoft’s New Tablet Stacks Up Against iPad & Others [Chart]

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The Surface RT goes up against the iPad and more.
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.

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iPad mini

iPad

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)
PPI 163 264 254 148 216 224 149
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
RAM 512MB* 1GB* 1GB 2GB 1GB 1GB 2GB
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)
Video 1080p 1080p 1280×1024 720p 720p 1080p 1080p
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
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
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

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Editor’s Note: Specs with an asterisk are suppositions right now. We will update when we have exact specifications.

Image: CNET