Microsoft Surface 2  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface 2

  • 10.6"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface 2
This also coped well with outdoor pictures on the rear camera taken on an overcast day; despite the cloud, colours were bright and fairly accurate.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
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Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

  • 7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
It weighs just 10.7 ounces, so it's light enough to carry day to day without adding much weight to your bag.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface 2

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Much bigger screen 10.6" vs 7" More than 50% bigger screen
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Higher resolution front camera 3.5 MP vs 2 MP 75% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Much longer battery life 17 hour vs 10 hour 70% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much lighter 311 g vs 675 g 2.2x lighter
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 207 ppi More than 55% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Smaller 128 x 186 x 9 mm vs 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm Around 50% smaller

Features Key features of the Surface 2  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

screen resolution

Surface 2
1920 x 1080
Kindle Fire HDX 7
1920 x 1200
For instance, each display has a near identical sharpness, with the iPad Mini 3PPI crisper over its 7-inch rivals.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

camera resolution

Still, it does feel kind of cheap when you stack it against a Nexus 7 or iPad mini, all of which have front camera.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

CPU Cores

Surface 2
Quad core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core
With a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, this tablet is built for speed, and it shows.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

CPU Frequency

Surface 2
1.7 GHz
Furthermore, its delivers a refreshing fast paced performance with other processor intensive tasks, like 3D gaming, to show that it’s not messing around.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Surface 2  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

8.0
7.5
Other aspects of the display also shine, since it features wide viewing angles, punchy colors, and handles outdoor usage quite well.
Surface 2

7.0
8.0
For music and radio you've got essentials like Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Sitcher Radio, Soundcloud and a few more.
Kindle Fire HDX 7

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface 2  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Size 10.6" 7"
Technology IPS LCD HDX
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1200
PPI 207 ppi 323 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Surface 2  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 3.5 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 3.0 Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 675 g 311 g
Size 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm 128 x 186 x 9 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 9 mm
Battery life 10 hour 17 hour
Microsoft Surface 2
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