Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced the Nexus 7 at the I/O developers conference,in June.
Microsoft and Google has just released their newest tablet models in the market with the hopes of claiming a market share in the growing tablet demand. Presently, Apple is dominating the tablet market share with their own iPad line but this new products from Microsoft and Google would surely ensure a very competitive atmosphere in the market.
There are many people who are looking for iPad alternatives for their tablet needs and both Microsoft and Google are offering one of the best alternatives out there but which is better among the two? Here is a summary of the technical specifications and features of both Windows 8 Surface and Google Nexus 7:
Windows 8 Surface
Operating Software: Windows RT / Windows Pro
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Processor: Nvidia ARM processor / Intel Core i5
Weight: 676g/ 903g
Thinness: 9.3mm / 13.5mm
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display / 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display
Battery Life: 31.5 W-h / 42 W-h
Features: Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Touch Cover, Type Cover / Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm BlockConnectivity: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae / microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
Storage: 32 GB and 64 GB / 64 GB and 128 GB
Selling Price and Availability: TBA
Google Nexus 7
Operating Software: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core with 1GB RAM
Display: 7-inch with 1280 x 800 pixels
Battery Life: 9 Hours
Storage: 8GB and 16GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
Additional Features: NFC (Near Filed Communication) technology, Android Beam, and Google Wallet
Selling Price and Availability: AU$249 (8GB) and AU$319 (16GB), July 2012
It is hard to come up with a logical decision right now since Microsoft has not disclosed the selling price and availability of their Windows 8 Surface tablets. Despite that, Google Nexus 7 has a good chance of being a worthy iPad alternative since it is much cheaper as compared to Apple's iPad but and the same time, can deliver high-quality performance. The inclusion of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Google Nexus 7 makes it easier to use and navigate as opposed to Windows 8 Surface tablets. As for the quality of design, Microsoft has done well with their Windows 8 tablet since the materials utilized are of high-quality thus creating a more sophisticated and professional feel.
Overall, the Google Nexus 7 could be considered as "better" if compared to Windows 8 Surface tablets. There is still a chance though for Microsoft especially when the company would officially announce the selling price and availability of Windows 8 Surface tablets.
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