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Apple iPad Air vs Nexus 10 vs Microsoft Surface 2 specs comparison

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Apple iPad Air vs Nexus 10 vs Microsoft Surface 2 specs comparison
The fifth-generation Apple iPad is here and it is the first time Apple’s 9.7-inch tablet has gotten a huge redesign going more compact and modern to deserve a brand new name - the iPad Air. The big change have come to the outside, but there’s a lot improved under the hood as well, so let’s take a look.

Apple has traditionally held the upper hand in tablet graphics and the iPad Air ups the ante in both CPU and GPU power with the Apple A7 chip. That looks to be the same chip Apple is using in the iPhone 5s, a somewhat strange decision since we’ve been accustomed to getting an Ax version of Apple’s chips with more graphical oomph in iPads. Not this time probably.

In terms of the performance gain, Apple put it simple and clear: the new iPad Air has up to 8x faster CPU performance and 72x faster graphics performance in comparison to the original. The company is usually pretty spot on with those numbers, so we have no reason to distrust them.

The new iPad Air is also 2x faster opening files and supports Wi-Fi n (not the latest 802.11ac Apple bragged about including in the new Macbook Pros).

Most importantly, at all this Apple manages to keep the 10-hour battery life. However how will this all stack up against the big competitors, the Google Nexus 10 and the Microsoft Surface 2? Take a look at the spec comparison right below.

Display
Size
10.1 inches
9.7 inches
10.6 inches
Technology
True RGB Real Stripe PLS
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
62.50 %
71.65 %
65.41 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 5250 (32 nm)
Apple A7
NVIDIA Tegra 4 T114 (28 nm)
Processor
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15, 32-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15
GPU
Mali-T604 MP4
PowerVR G6430
Yes
RAM
2GB
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
128GB
32GB
OS
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Windows (RT 8.1)
Battery
Capacity
9000 mAh
8820 mAh
 
Stand-by time
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Music playback
90.00 hours
 
 
Video playback
9.00 hours
 
10.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Recording format
 
H.264, MOV
 
Features
 
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
Front
1.9 MP
1.2 MP
3.5 MP
Video capture
 
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 
Design
Dimensions
10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)
Weight
21.27 oz (603.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
23.84 oz (675.8 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
 
Back: Aluminum
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 499
$ 929
$ 449


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