Samsung ATIV Tab  vs Microsoft Surface RT 

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Released October, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8
Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab
8 Out of 10
As a result of this design decision, the Samsung ATIV Tab is a light 570g in weight, and just 8.9mm thick.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
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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
The solid build, kickstand, the associated rage of keyboards and big screen make it adept for both work and play, and it's the closest device we've seen to a true hybrid.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab vs Surface RT

Performance

Processing power and speed

ATIV Tab
n.d.
Surface RT
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com and reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Microsoft Surface RT 

TabletRocket recommends the Microsoft Surface RT  based on its graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of ATIV Tab vs Surface RT

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

ATIV Tab
997.3 ms
Surface RT
994 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

ATIV Tab
1,459
Surface RT
1,751

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab
3.1 fps
Surface RT
3.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ATIV Tab
8.2 fps
Surface RT
11.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung ATIV Tab

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV Tab

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Much lighter 570 g vs 903 g More than 35% lighter
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
Much thinner 8.9 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 35% thinner
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly smaller 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm vs 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm Around 40% smaller
Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface RT

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

ATIV Tab  vs Surface RT 

7.2
8.5
Currently, the Microsoft Surface is being made in 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wi-Fi form on.
Surface RT

6.0
6.0
Samsung's logo is written in fairly small lettering across the middle, while at the top you'll find the main 5 megapixel camera and flash.
ATIV Tab

Overall

6.5 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

ATIV Tab  vs
Surface RT 
Size 10.1" 10.6"
Technology LCD OLED
Resolution 1366 x 768 1366 x 768
PPI 155 ppi 147 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

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

storage

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

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 1.9 MP 2 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 570 g 903 g
Size 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 8 hour 8 hour
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