We compare the new Google Nexus 10 made by Samsung and the Microsoft Surface RT, two tablets that have gone out of their way not to look like the iPad.
The Nexus 10’s design is round all over and maybe a little too bubbly for some, but it’s interesting because Mircosoft has gone in the extreme other direction, their tablet offering sharp angular lines where ever possible. The Nexus 10 has a 10.1-inch Super PLS LCD display with a generous 2560×1600 pixel resolution and a pixel density of around 300 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Microsoft’s Surface RT is a little larger at 10.6 inches and is an LCD display with a resolution of 1366×768. It also features Microsoft’s ClearType HD technology and a pixel density of 148 pixels-per-inch (ppi).
Storage wise the Nexus 10 offers 16GB or 32GB with no MicroSD card slot to expand things. The Surface RT is better equipped with 32GB or 64GB options and a MicroSDXC slot for cards up to 64GB.
Under the hood the Surface RT offers you Nvidia’s quad core Tegra 3 which features 2GB of single-channel RAM and is built on a 40nm process with ULP GeForce graphics. The Nexus 10 sports brand new ARM Cortex-A15 technology in the form of a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual core chip clocked at 1.7GHz. It features 32nm architecture, 2GB of dual-channel RAM and a Mali-T604 GPU.
Here is our comparison video if you want to see exactly how the two tablets stack up against one and other.