Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, Google Nexus 7 Face Off / Comparison

Microsoft’s Surface for Windows 8 RT is quite a device to reckon with but how will it stack up against the Google Nexus 7?

Windows 8 Surface from Microsoft

Microsoft Surface RT Takes On Google Nexus 7

The main thing going for the Surface Windows 8 RT is its capability to bring desktop like computing to the tablet. The Google Nexus 7 on the other hand is bringing the quad-core Tegra 3 processor along with 1GB of RAM and assorted features such as NFC and a 1280×800 pixel resolution on a 17inch, $199 tablet. So it has the advantage of being real value for money. So which one should the consumer get?

The Microsoft Surface RT is a consumer oriented tablet too. It has not been priced yet but experts suggest the price should similar to the Nexus 7 in order to remain competitive. And also, since it is Windows, it will likely attract a lot of first time tablet buyers. That is simply because as a consumer, you can get more features out of a Windows 8 tablet than an Android tablet of the same configuration and price.

Windows 8 RT would connect to the whole Windows 8 ecosystem in a way that no device would be able to. And as the OS with the world’s largest user base, Windows is sure to trump all other decisions.

When it comes to the form, the Surface RT is bound to stand out from the rest of the crowd. With its Magnesium alloy body, 9.3mm thinness and 680g, it is quite sturdy and yet quite light.

Nexus 7 one the other hand is more bent towards the iPad aesthetics. It has a rubberized, textured back. The body is a mix of plastic and metal, which is the norm in this industry. It focuses instead on bringing the latest performance parts to the consumer at a lower price. However, the Surface is also equally equipped with performance parts — featuring a Tegra 3 but we don’t know the clock speed and the accompanying parts yet.

Both tablets are Manufactured by Asus (or Pegatron, the company behind the Asus brand).

So when it comes to overall performance, ecosystem support and build quality, the Winner has to be the Surface RT.

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