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Microsoft Surface Pro Vs. Google Nexus 10

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If you liked the Surface RT, then Microsoft’s latest is going to blow you away. Just coming off the line, the Microsoft Surface Pro should be available in a few weeks time. Doing the job of a full-blown PC, this notebook cum tablet has already started creating many ripples. The super-thin keyboard is an added USP with this device.

Microsoft Surface Pro Vs. Google Nexus 10

On the other hand, we have the Google Nexus 10 – another hot device that is the company’s first foray into the 10-inch market. With a powerful processor and running Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 already has a number of prospective buyers lined up.

Here is a face-off between two tablet-PCs from two major manufacturers.

Operating System

The Microsoft Surface Pro has been installed with Windows 8 Pro thus making it an instant hit with those who love the latest tile-based OS. Since the hardware is created by Microsoft too, experts are sure that Windows 8 will be completely optimized. Beefed up security and quicker boot time are good additions with the OS. At the end of the day, it is perfect for touch devices.

The Nexus 10 runs Android 4.2, commonly known as Jelly Bean. However, Google have made a smart move by adding an update option whenever a newer version of the OS comes up. This makes the device one of the few that is ready for future Android updates.

Display

The 10.6 inch screen of the Surface Pro is a clear winner. Users will be even more pleased with the 1920 x 1080 resolution that makes the display the perfect HD entertainer. The ClearType technology adds to the sharpness of the display.

The Nexus 10 has one of the best displays in the tablet market today. The 10.1 inch may be a tad smaller than the Surface Pro, but it makes up for size in quality. The 2560 x 1600 Super PLS display is way ahead of the Surface as well as the highly popular iPad. In fact, the 300ppi of the Nexus 10 is much more than the iPad’s 264ppi.

Performance

The Intel Core i5 processor is a massive addition to the Surface Pro. The 64-bit tablet PC will be able to handle all your computing needs with ease. This is a crucial selling point that will see a number of users siding with the Surface Pro.

The Nexus 10, created with the help of Samsung, has a dual core ARM Cortex A15 processor. This is a blazing fast processor that gives the Nexus 10 an extra reason for users to pick up this device.

Connectivity

The Surface Pro’s USB 3.0 port allows you to save a lot of time while transferring large files. Instead of HDMI support, the tablet PC offers VGA connection, thus making it a hit with many who still haven’t made the switch. WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 are perfect for hooking up to a network or connecting with another device.

The Nexus 10 also sports a micro USB port that is used for charging the device or connecting it to another gadget. Web browsing is much faster, thanks to the advanced MIMO WiFi. Similar to the Surface is the 4.0 Bluetooth addition.

RAM & Storage Space

The Microsoft Surface Pro comes in two variants: 64 GB and 128 GB. Both of them have 4 GB RAM that gives users a lot of freedom to use the device for all their multi tasking needs.

The 2 GB RAM with the Google Nexus is pretty decent but not as great as what the Surface Pro has to offer. Google’s latest also has two options: 16 GB and 32 GB. The 1.7 GHz CPU speed makes the tablet one of the fastest out there.

The Microsoft Surface Pro may seem like a complete device, but the Nexus 10 offers a lot as well. The latter’s pricing (starting at $399) is a huge benefit. The Surface Pro could be yours for a steep $899.

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