Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 

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
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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
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

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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More storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly newer operating system Windows 7 Professional vs Windows 8.1 Pro Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Bigger screen 11.6" vs 10.6" Around 10% bigger screen
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports voice commands Yes vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Higher resolution rear camera 3 MP vs 0.9 MP More than 3.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly thinner 13 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 5% thinner
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Much longer battery life 15 hour vs 7 hour Around 2.2x 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
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
Much sharper screen 207 ppi vs 135 ppi Around 55% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Much faster USB 572 MB/s (USB 3.0) vs 57 MB/s (USB 2.0) More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Smaller 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm vs 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm Around 10% smaller

Features Key features of the Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Surface Pro 2 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
It's snappy and super responsive thanks to being based on technology by Wacom, making it a genuine pleasure to use on the tablet's high-resolution screen.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

camera resolution

The cameras on the original Surface and Surface Pro weren't that impressive, but the 1080p Surface 2 cameras are a definite improvement, especially in lower light - thanks to the much larger sensor on the 3.5MP front camera.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
To be exact, with our specific review unit, it features a dual-core 4th generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor clocked in at 1.6GHz – coupled by 4GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, and speedy 128GB solid state drive.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

CPU Frequency

The new processor and graphics are definitely faster, in software and on sites that can take advantage of them.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
Surface Pro 2 
Size 11.6" 10.6"
Technology TN LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080
PPI 135 ppi 207 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No No
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
Surface Pro 2 
Internal storage 128 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 2 MP 0.9 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 0.9 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1.3 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 898 g 907 g
Size 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 13 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour 15 hour
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
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