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Apple Ipad vs Google Nexus 10 vs Windows Surface RT vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Apple Ipad vs Google Nexus 10 vs Windows Surface RT vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Google, Microsoft and Apple are going head-to-head over 10in tablets - but how do their devices compare?

It's been a busy week for tablets. Google unveiled a 10in Samsung-made tablet in its Nexus lineup, targeting Apple's iPad with a whopping 2,560 x 1,600 resolution at a lower price.

Microsoft kicked off its $1bn marketing campaign by releasing its own-brand 10in tablet, the Surface RT, running Windows 8.

Even Apple updated its iPad, adding a Lightning connector and faster processor to the fourth-generation of its successful tablet.

We've collected the headline specs of the top-brand tablets to see how Apple, Google and Microsoft stack up in the 10in tablet space.
 

  iPad (4th Gen) Google Nexus 10 Microsoft Surface RT Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9in
Price £399/£479/£559 £319/£389 £339/£559* (*with cover) $299

Core specs
 
OS iOS 6 Android 4.2 Windows RT Custom Android 4
Display 9.7in
2,048 x 1,536 IPS
10.055in
2,560 x 1,600 IPS
10.6in
1,366 x 768 ClearType
8.9in
1,920 x 1,200 IPS
Processor Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics Dual-core A15 1.4GHz Nvidia T30 1.5GHz dual-core Ti OMAP 4470
RAM Not stated 2GB 2GB Not stated
Storage 16/32/64GB 16/32GB 32/64GB 16/32/64GB
Weight 652g 603g 676g 567g
Dimensions 185.7 x 9.4 x 241.2mm 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm 274.7 x 172 x 9.3 mm 165 x 8.9 x 240mm
Battery life 10 hours 9 hours 8 hours Not stated

Connections
 
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11bgn MIMO 802.11bgn MIMO 802.11abgn 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11bgn
3G optional (+£100) x x x
Bluetooth yes yes yes yes

Features
 
Front camera 1.2MP, 720p video 1.9MP 720p HD HD
Rear camera 5MP, 1080p video 5MP 720p HD x
Connectors Lightning connector Micro USB, Micro HDMI MicroSD, USB 2, microHD video Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI

 


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