Samsung ATIV Tab 7  vs Microsoft Surface RT 

New: Samsung ATIV Tab 7 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Oct, 2013)
Released August, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab 7

  • 11.6"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8
Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7
8.7 Out of 10
Naturally the almost Retina-like resolution ensures excellent sharpness.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of ATIV Tab 7 vs Surface RT


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from and

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung ATIV Tab 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung ATIV Tab 7  based on its graphics and reviews.

See full details


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 ATIV Tab 7 vs Surface RT

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

ATIV Tab 7
138 ms
Surface RT
994 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab 7
35.9 fps
Surface RT
3.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab 7
28 fps
Surface RT
11.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab 7

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV Tab 7

Report a correction
Faster graphics 28 fps vs 11.5 fps Around 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Latest and greatest OS Windows 8 vs Windows RT 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 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
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
Thinner 11.9 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 10% thinner
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface RT

Report a correction
Much longer battery life 8 hour vs 4.37 hour Around 85% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Slightly smaller 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm vs 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm More than 5% smaller

Specifications Full list of technical specs


ATIV Tab 7  vs
Surface RT 
Size 11.6" 10.6"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 OLED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768
PPI 189 ppi 147 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


ATIV Tab 7  vs
Surface RT 
Internal storage 256 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 2 MP

form factor

Weight 888 g 903 g
Size 189.4 x 304 x 11.9 mm 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 11.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 4.37 hour 8 hour
Samsung ATIV Tab 7
Report a correction
Microsoft Surface RT
Report a correction


comments powered by Disqus