If you are interested in buying a tab, but you are a bit confused, then get a solution here. There are many tablets available in the market, but it’s a bit difficult to choose one of the best amongst them. To cut out the confusion, why not compare – New iPad vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Windows Surface vs. Amazon Kindle Fire.
Google Nexus 7 has a rectangular design and full of surprises. It is glossier than other tablets. Microsoft’s Surface looks a lot like a slab along with a kickstand. Apple new iPad appears chic, but it is a bit thicker and it can’t be kept in the cargo pocket. Nexus 7 has higher resolution than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Google’s tablet has 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display while the Kindle Fire features 1024×600 IPS LCD.
Apple new iPad boasts 9.7-inch IPS panel offering 2048×1536 pixels resolution along with a Retina display. It is bigger in size and denser. Not much is known about Microsoft Surface, but it is expected that the Surface RT with “Clear Type HD” will have 1280×720 pixel screen whereas Surface Pro with “Clear Type Full HD” will have 1920×1080 pixel display.
Amazon Kindle Fire 1GHz dual-core OMAP4 is a bit slower than Google Nexus 7, which is easy to use. However, Apple’s iPad has 1GHz Apple A5X processor and it is powered by quad-core while Nexus has 12-core GPU.
Microsoft has not disclosed anything about its Surface, but it is guessed that the Surface Pro will have Ivy Bridge Core i5 and the Surface RT will have Tegra.
Google Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad are powered by 1GB on-board RAM. However, Amazon’s Kindle Fire has 512MB of RAM. Microsoft has not revealed anything about RAM.
Amazon Kindle Fire offers free cloud-based storage for the entire Amazon content, but it has only 6GB of internal storage. Apple’s iPad comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage versions. Google Nexus has got 8GB and 16GB storage versions. Microsoft’s Surface wins overall when it comes to storage as it will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. You can also expand Surface storage capacity with MicroSD card and MicroSDXC.
Apple iPad is powered by 11,560mAh battery while Kindle Fire delivers 4,400mAh battery. Google Nexus 7 comes with 4,325mAh battery. Amazon Kindle fire and Nexus 7 provide 7-8-hour battery backup. Apple claims that its new iPad will provide 10-hour battery life. Microsoft hasn’t said anything.
Google Nexus 7 has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, which is loaded with many striking features like Project Butter UI. Apple new iPad powers on iOS 5, but new iPad will be equipped with iOS 6 soon.
Amazon Kindle Fire runs on forked Android version while Microsoft Surface has an ARM-powered model and Windows 8 Pro on the Intel-powered one.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire – £199
Google’s Nexus 7 – £199 (8GB) or £249 (16GB) with £25 of Play store credit.
Apple’s new iPad – £499 to £699 for the Wi-Fi model and £629 to £829 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular models
Microsoft’s Surface – N/A
Microsoft Surface is ideal for those who are looking for more storage in their tabs. Apple new iPad has an unbelievable Retina display. Google Nexus 7 and Amazon kindle Fire provide 7 to 8-hour battery backup. You can select any of them according to your requirements.