Windows Surface has been released recently together with new Windows version - Windows 8. A lot of computer brands likewise rolled out their own devices such as smartphones and notebooks with the new OS.
One of them is Samsung ATIV Tab which is a challenge to the Windows Surface using the same operating system.
Comparative view of common specifications among the two PRO versions of these tablet computers
Dimension and Weight:
ATIV Tab - 10.5 x 6.6 x 0.35mm with weight of 570g
Windows Surface - 2lbs
Samsung lightweight design is better when being handled and also when stored in a bag or backpack.
ATIV Tab - 10.1 inches with 1366x768 HD LCD Display resolution
Surface - 10.6 inches with 1920x1080 ClearType Full HD Display. 10 point multi touch function
Surface has larger screen with higher resolution, great for image and video viewing. In addition, it supports up to 10 fingers delivering more gaming functions for players.
Central Processing Unit:
ATIV Tab - 1.5GHz dual core processor
Surface - 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
ATIV Tab may have an attractive 1.5GHz dual core processor, but Intel Core i5 has quad-core and better in data management. Surface has better speed basically.
ATIV Tab - This Windows 8 device has 2GB of RAM
Surface - For Surface, it has 4GB of RAM
The first factor for overall performance is a high-powered processor and the second one is a high virtual memory for data deliverance to the CPU. Surface has generally higher processor and better RAM, performance is optimal.
ATIV Tab - Up to 64GB is offered by Samsung with this Windows 8 tablet.
Surface - Up to 128GB is offered by Microsoft with this Windows 8 tablet.
More storage capacity means more functions and usability by means of larger space for files, music, videos, general data, and even for business.
Graphics Chipset Unit:
ATIV Tab - Adreno 305
Surface - Intel HD Graphics 4000
Surface, so far, has the latest graphics chipset from Intel. Games and display are great and maximised.
ATIV Tab - 5MP for Rear camera with auto focus and 1.9MP front camera
Surface - Two 720p HD LifeCams
This will depend not only on HD and Megapixels but also with the lenses installed. Users should check which device captures better images.
Application and Special Features:
Samsung ATIV Tab and Windows Surface have the same operating system running, so applications and Windows service are basically the same. The part that needs to be discovered is which between the two or maybe both can access XBOX synchronization.
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