Microsoft Surface Tablet Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
The computer world is witnessing a lot of things happening in the tablets market and the already crowded space is made busier with the introduction of the latest Tablets Surface by Microsoft. Though this is the first stint for the Microsoft into the hardware and tablets market, Samsung is a seasoned player with lots of failures and experimentation to make. With the introduction of the Android operating system Samsung has achieved a very dominating position in the tablets market with its Galaxy series of tablets. Now it is one of the most sought after tablet PCs in the global market. Though the Apple iPad leads this space the Galaxies from Samsung are neck and neck with the iPad.
The latest Samsung Galaxy is the Tab 2.0 that is more or less same as that of its older Tab 1.0 with some improvements. It measures 256.6 x 175.3mm with a thickness of 9.7mm and weighs about 588 grams. The display is a 10.1 inches PLS TFT capacitive touch screen display that features a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at a pixel density of 149ppi. This I powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android OS v4.0 ICS. The connectivity offered by the Samsung is through the HSDPA connectivity and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n for continuous connectivity. It comes with the DLNA capability to host hotspot and can stream rich media to your smart TVs. This comes with a 3.15 MP camera and a VGA front camera that can help you make video calls. This comes with an internal memory of 16 or 32 GB and has the option of expanding to a further 32 GB through memory cards. With its 700mAh battery it gives a run time of up to 6 hours.
Whereas through the Surface Tablet Microsoft is venturing into the hardware realm to make sure that no shortcomings arise for their software on the prominent tablet market. The lower version of the Surface runs on ARM chips while the higher Pro version runs on full-fledged mobile processors powered by the latest Windows 8 OS. It has a 10.6 inches touch screen featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio which is ideal for HD movies. It weighs 1.5 pounds and is comfortable to hold in your hand. The 3 mm thick touch keyboard cover that is attached using magnets is a special feature to the Surface that adds to the convenience and comfort while using it. Apart from this the 0.7mm thick kickstand holds the tablet upright while typing on the tablet.
When these two tablets are compared we can see that the Microsoft Surface Tablet runs on either an ARM based version or an Intel Mobile Processor based version. But the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by the ARM based processor and the Surface scores over the Galaxy in this aspect. As for the operating systems the Surface runs on Windows RT or Windows 8 which are superior than the Android OS v4.0 ICS powering the Galaxy Tab. The Samsung scored heavily on connectivity as it offers HSDPA connectivity while the Surface is not sure of its nature of connectivity that will be available and this is vital for the ease of use and seamless integration with the existing systems.
Samsung Galaxy offers a host of multimedia features including a 3.15 MP and a VGA camera for making video calls and with its higher resolution camera Samsung can capture1080p HD videos. But Surface does not have any such features and hence it is a loser in this aspect. The Surface has a superior display than the Samsung as it comes with a 10.6 inches touch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has 10.1 inches of PLS TFT capacitive touch screen that boasts a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Thus the Samsung has already captured the hearts of its users with a solid market share and has all its specs in the open while the Surface is still in its nascent stages and is not sure of its full specs so far. But no doubt as of now the Samsung is a solid and best choice for the high end users who want to experience the power of the mobile computing.