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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 05 Sep 2013
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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (RT 8.1)Android (4.2), Windows (8) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)12 x 7.63 x 0.38 inches (304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7 mm) 
Weight23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
24.69 oz (700 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
 
Colors Black 
Tablet dock Yes 
Dimensions with the dock 12 x 7.64 x 0.51 inches (305 x 194 x 13 mm) 
Weight with the dock 35.27 oz (1000 g) 
Dock Features Keyboard, Backlit keyboard, HDMI 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches11.6 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

208 ppi190 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 
Screen-to-body ratio65.41 %62.80 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing camera3.5 megapixelsYes 
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.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40)Intel Atom 
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.

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15Dual-core, 1600 MHz, Z2560 
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.

2 GB RAM2 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
TypeNot user replaceableUser replaceable, Li - Polymer 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
  
Video playback10.00 hours  
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-out  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersLoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker, Stereo speakers 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 n 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
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 
Navigation Yes 
OtherOTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 2013  
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 449  

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