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Posted: 05 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.2), Windows (8)Windows (RT 8.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions12 x 7.63 x 0.38 inches (304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7 mm)10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm) 
Weight24.69 oz (700 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
ColorsBlack  
Tablet dockYes  
Dimensions with the dock12 x 7.64 x 0.51 inches (305 x 194 x 13 mm)  
Weight with the dock35.27 oz (1000 g)  
FeaturesKeyboard, Backlit keyboard, HDMI  
Display
Physical size11.6 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

190 ppi208 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing cameraYes3.5 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Intel AtomNVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40) 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1600 MHz, Z2560Quad core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 
Graphics processorYesYes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 1066 MHz) / LPDDR22048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Stand-by time 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
 
Video playback 10.00 hours 
TypeLi - Polymer  
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker, Stereo speakersLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 11 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Phone features
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, Notepad 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkWindows Live / MSN 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
 Dual antennas, MIMO 
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectormicroUSBFull-size USB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSB  
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 23 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 449 

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