Nexus 10 Specs vs iPad 4 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Surface

Google announced Nexus 10, the latest answer to iPad, Kindle Fire HD and Microsoft Surface. At least specs wise, Nexus 10 looks most promising out of the competition, and that too at a lower price point.

Nexus 10 Specs

  • CPU: Dual core 1.7Ghz Samsung Exynos 5250
  • GPU: Mali T604 GPY
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, 32GB, etc.
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO + HT40) WiFi, microUSB and microHDMI ports, 3g/4g probably coming?
  • Camera: 5MP rear, 1080p video, 1.9MP front, 720p video.
  • Display: 10″ 2560×1600, 298ppi state of the art IPS display.
  • Battery: 9000mAh, upto 9 hours of Video / browsing.
  • Speakers: Dual (Stereo) front speakers
  • Price: $399 (16GB)

Nexus 10 vs. iPad 4 vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Microsoft Surface

Lets take a deeper dive at the specs of various tablets available in the market. Nexus 10 leads the line in terms of CPU and display, followed by iPad which exhibits a better GPU, and Kindle fire: affordable price point.

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Microsoft Surface RTApple iPad 4Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9Nexus 10
Screen Size10.6 inches9.7 inches8.9 inches10 inches
Resolution1,366 x 7682,048 x 1,5361,920 x 1,2002,560 x 1,600
Pixel Density148 ppi264 ppi254 ppi300 ppi
Weight1.5 pounds1.44 or 1.46 pounds1.25 pounds1.33 pounds
Dimensions (WxHxD)6.7 x 10.8 x 0.37 inches7.3 x 9.5 x 0.37 inches6.4 x 9.4 x 0.35 inches263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
CPUQuad-core Nvidia Tegra 3Dual-core 1.3GHz A6XDual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP4470Dual-core A15
Storage32GB or 64GB16GB, 32GB or 64GB16GB or 32GB16GB or 32GB
ConnectorsUSB 2.0, microHDMIApple 9-pin dock Lightning connectormicroUSB, microHDMImicroUSB, microHDMI
Operating SystemWindows RTiOS 6Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Battery Life8 hours of mixed activity10 hours of video playback9 hours9 hours
CameraTwo 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing5MP rear camera, VGA front cameraHD front camera5 MP, main; 1.9 MP front
NetworkingWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0Dual-band Wi-Fi or dual-band Wi-Fi and 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; BluetoothWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Price$499 for 32GB, $599 for 32GB and Touch Cover, $699 for 64GB and Touch Cover$499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB (Wi-Fi); $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, $829 for 64GB (Wi-Fi + LTE)$299 for 16GB, $369 for 32GB (Wi-Fi); $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)$399 for 16GB, $499 for 32GB


A brief on benefits of each:

1. Nexus 10: High-end specs, and yet good on pocket. This device exhibits the best Processor, and best display. Look at the resolution this device holds: 2560×1600 which comes down to nearly 300ppi, way larger than iPad’s 260ppi. This is beyond-Retina display.

The Nexus 10 isn’t the lightest or thinnest tablet, measuring in at 0.35 inches thick and 1.33 pounds.

2. Kindle Fire HD: A high resolution mini tablet for less

3. iPad 4: Smooth overall experience, Best Graphics processor, Best battery life of upto 10 hours.

4. Surface RT: Productivity hybrid that is portable.


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