Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released October, 2011

Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7 Professional
Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
8.5 Out of 10
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
8.4 Out of 10
In our experience, it’s able to pump out a solid one-day of heavy usage, which is pretty much the standard mark we’ve comfortably become accustomed to expect with today’s tablets.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 11.6" Slate vs Air

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, 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 multiple trusted sites

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Series 7 11.6" Slate vs iPad Air

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

iPad Air
1,808 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

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Much better overall performance 3,285 vs 261 More than 12.5x better geekbench score
Much faster javascript execution 506.1 ms vs 1,808 ms 3.6x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Significantly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 9.7" Around 20% bigger screen
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly higher resolution 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 768 Around 35% higher resolution
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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7 hour Around 45% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Lighter 610 g vs 898 g More than 30% lighter
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
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 thinner 8.6 mm vs 13 mm Around 35% thinner
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Smaller 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm vs 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm More than 45% smaller

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
iPad Air 
Size 11.6" 9.7"
Technology TN LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1024 x 768
PPI 135 ppi 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 128 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1.3 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 898 g 610 g
Size 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 13 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 7 hour 10 hour
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
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