Samsung ATIV Tab 7  vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 

Released August, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab 7

  • 11.6"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8
Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7
Naturally the almost Retina-like resolution ensures excellent sharpness.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
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Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
If you're a mobile worker in need of a lightweight tablet that's brimming with apps, for example, or a professional in need of a powerhouse laptop with a quad-HD display, there are better options than the Surface Pro 2 out there.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV Tab 7

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Latest and greatest OS Windows 8 vs Windows 8.1 Pro Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
More storage capacity 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 0.9 MP More than 5.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 10.6" Around 10% bigger screen
Thinner 11.9 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 10% thinner
Higher resolution rear camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Much longer battery life 15 hour vs 4.37 hour Around 3.5x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 32 GB (SDHC) 64x more maximum capacity
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Aug, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Sharper screen 207 ppi vs 189 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly smaller 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm vs 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm More than 5% smaller

Features Key features of the ATIV Tab 7  vs Surface Pro 2 

screen resolution

ATIV Tab 7
1920 x 1080
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080

memory

camera resolution

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

ATIV Tab 7  vs
Surface Pro 2 
Size 11.6" 10.6"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
PPI 189 ppi 207 ppi

network

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

sensors

Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

ATIV Tab 7  vs
Surface Pro 2 
Internal storage 256 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 0.9 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 0.9 MP

form factor

Weight 888 g 907 g
Size 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 11.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 4.37 hour 15 hour
Samsung ATIV Tab 7
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