Microsoft Surface RT  vs Acer Iconia W700 

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Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
8.3 Out of 10
Microsoft did its best balancing the tablet's weight, and while I appreciate its wide screen, it feels a bit too long and awkward when held and works much better with its kickstand engaged.
by c|net (Oct, 2012)
Released October, 2012

Acer Iconia W700

  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8 Pro
Front view of Acer Iconia W700
9.5 Out of 10
It’s an IPS panel resulting in near flawless viewing angles, and its near-Retina like resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 means everything is sharp and detailed.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)

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Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Acer Iconia W700 

TabletRocket recommends the Acer Iconia W700  based on its graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Microsoft Surface RT 

TabletRocket recommends the Microsoft Surface RT  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Surface RT vs Iconia W700

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Surface RT
3.8 fps
Iconia W700
37.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Surface RT
11.5 fps
Iconia W700
66.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Lighter 903 g vs 1,043 g Around 15% lighter
Smaller 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm vs 190 x 295 x 13 mm Around 15% smaller
Front view of Acer Iconia W700

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Much faster graphics 37.3 fps vs 3.8 fps More than 9.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 10.6" Around 10% bigger screen
Longer battery life 8.37 hour vs 8 hour Around 5% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Slightly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Sharper screen 189 ppi vs 147 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly thinner 13 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Surface RT  vs Iconia W700 

Aside from the processor, you'll also find 4GB of RAM and all the 3D graphics are handled by the Intel HD 3000 core built into the Intel Core i3 chip.
Iconia W700

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Surface RT  vs
Iconia W700 
Size 10.6" 11.6"
Technology OLED Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080
PPI 147 ppi 189 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No No


Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes No


Surface RT  vs
Iconia W700 
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 4 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP 5 MP


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 903 g 1,043 g
Size 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm 190 x 295 x 13 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 13 mm
Battery life 8 hour 8.37 hour
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