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Microsoft Surface RT vs Asus MeMO Pad

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Microsoft Surface RT Remove phone

Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released
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Asus MeMO Pad Remove phone

Posted: 13 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (RT)Android (4.1) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)7.72 x 4.69 x 0.43 inches (196 x 119 x 11 mm) 
Weight24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
13.05 oz (370 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1366 x 768 pixels1024 x 600 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.

148 ppi170 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.

 LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.59 %59.03 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera
Camera1 megapixel  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)  
FeaturesVideo 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.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30  
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, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1000 MHz, VIA WM8950  
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 520MHzMali-400  
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity 4270 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersLoudspeaker 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Jun 201213 Jan 2013 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 500  

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