Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 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)
VS
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 (May, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Report a correction
Much bigger screen 10.6" vs 7" More than 50% bigger screen
Has a rear camera 0.9 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Report a correction
Much lighter 311 g vs 907 g 2.9x lighter
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Longer battery life 17 hour vs 15 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much thinner 9 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 35% thinner
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 207 ppi More than 55% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly smaller 128 x 186 x 9 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 3x smaller
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

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

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
Kindle Fire HDX 7
1920 x 1200

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

8.5
7.5
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
Surface Pro 2

7.9
8.3
Calendar includes a number of sensible improvements that for the most part makes the interface a more efficient and gratifying experience.
Kindle Fire HDX 7

8.0
8.0
The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).
Surface Pro 2

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 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 Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 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 Pro 2  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 0.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 0.9 MP None

ports

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

form factor

Weight 907 g 311 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 128 x 186 x 9 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 9 mm
Battery life 15 hour 17 hour
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Report a correction
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus