Microsoft Surface vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | January 7, 2014 3:19 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Microsoft Surface or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Microsoft Surface comes with a 10.6 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

The Microsoft Surface comes with 274.6 x 172 x 9.4 mm dimensions and weighs 680.4 grams. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with 243.1 x 176.1 x 8 mm dimensions and weighs 510 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Microsoft Surface is equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor and Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 chipset. It comes in 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual core processor and Intel Atom Z2560 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Microsoft Surface runs on the Microsoft Windows 8 RT operating system, which can be upgraded to Windows 8.1 RT. The device has 2 GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 1 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Microsoft Surface sports a 1.2 MP primary and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 sports a 3.15 MP primary and 1.3 MP secondary camera.

Battery

The Microsoft Surface comes with a non-removable 31.5 Wh Li-Ion battery whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 6800 mAh battery.

Price in Australia

The Microsoft Surface 32 GB variant with touch cover is priced at around AU $499.95 and the 64 GB variant with touch cover is priced at around AU $579.95. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $359.95 in Australia.

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