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Microsoft Surface Pro vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Microsoft Surface Pro Remove phone

Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (8 Pro)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm) 
Weight32.00 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
20 oz (567 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1200 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 ppi254 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 ratio65.22 %59.18 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera1 megapixel  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps)  
Features Video calling 
Front-facing cameraYes1.3 megapixels 
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.

 TI OMAP4470 
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, 1700 MHz, Intel Core i5-3317UDual core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4000PowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHz 
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.

4096 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackDolby Digital Plus 
SpeakersLoudspeakerStereo speakers 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
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.

 Wi-Fi positioning 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
HDMI Yes 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced18 Jun 201206 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months12 Months 
Accessories USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide 
MSRP price$ 899$ 299 

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