BY | October 9, 2013

The three are certainly going to compete in the market. Apple iPad 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Vs Surface Pro 2 comparison makes interesting reading.

The newer iPad 5 is just to go official. Before its formal release, all of its major opponents have received their latest upgrades. Microsoft has just brought us its new Surface Pro 2, and Samsung launched its Note 10.1’s latest variant the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition a little while ago, aiming a taut battle at the upcoming iPad 5.

By the way, though not released, we have some idea about what the new iPad 5 will pack up onboard and outside, and so here goes our comparison of it with its refreshed rivals out in market – Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Microsoft Surface Pro 2, the second upgrade to Surface Pro of the last year. Go ahead to see what is the best device of the trio.

Display: There is little scope for Apple to refurbish its iPad’s display. The same Retina screen of 9.7 inches and 2,048 x 1,536 pixels of the last year iPad 4 will just appear in its new variant. There is no reason for it to get a swift modification as long as it is already a great screen for a tablet. It is when Microsoft has also kept up the same 10.6-inch ClearType display on its brand new Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft hasn’t upgraded the resolution as well as it remains the same 1920 x 1080 pixels. But we’re happy with a FullHD display. Moreover, Microsoft has placed a screen panel that offers 46 percent better color accuracy than the previous model. On the other side, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up with a 10.1 Super clear LCD display with a massive resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels at 299-ppi.

Processor: On board the machine, the new iPad is most likely to highlight a brand new chip. Already Apple has launched a brand new A7 chip for its new iPhone 5S. So can we expect A7X upgrade for iPad 5? Better chance is there for such a move as Apple has done a similar thing last year with its A6X chipset for iPad 4. A system of memory of at least 2GB and a nice GPU are also expected for the new iPad upgrade.

If you dig into Surface Pro 2, you can find a whopping Intel 4th gen Core i5-4200U Haswell CPU, clocked at 12.6GHz. It is capable to run at up to 2.6GHz, thanks to Intel’s Turbo Boost tech. Further, the machine gets great graphical support form an Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB RAM and higher 256GB and 512GB internal memory configurations that will get 8GB RAM. As per Microsoft, Surface Pro 2 is around 100 percent faster than the current laptops in market.

In the end, we have the new Note 10.1 for a specs analysis. The new Note 10.1 is equipped with Snapdragon 800, which appear in various processors based on the model of the device. The LTE one has a 2.3GHz quad core Krait 400 processor, while the 3G model comes in two processor options; a 1.9GHz quad core Cortex-A15 and a 1.3GHz quad core GHz Cortex-A7. Every model has 3GB RAM and the LTE one has Adreno 330 graphics card.

Software: This is where the trio mainly differs and rests in different stalls in a store. The next edition iPad 5 is certainly to run on the new iOS 7 out of the box. Debuted on iPhone 5S and 5C, the software is meant for Apple’s tablets also. The Surface Pr 2, meanwhile, will work on the next edition Windows 8.1 update. The Note 10.1 2014 Edition has the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean under the hood.

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  • fbales

    Seriously? There’s no comparison. iPad remains a toy; Galaxy Note 10.1 at least has a stylus, but the Surface Pro 2 is way more tablet than either of these. This is kind of a silly comparison.