The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s latest pride and joy boasting a high resolution tablet display and top-of-the-line internals. So how does it compare with today’s flagship tablets? We compare its vital specs and dimensions against the likes of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Microsoft Surface 2, Nokia Lumia 2520, ASUS Memo Pad 8, Huawei MediaPad X1, Nexus 7 and even Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad. You can click on the image above for the full picture.
For display resolution, the Galaxy Tab S and its NotePRO line up has the highest screen resolution at 2560×1600 which is higher than the Quad HD smart phones that’s coming up. In terms of pixel density, the Tab S 8.4 win hands down with a high 359 pixels per inch, which packs more pixels than the iPad mini with Retina display. On the plus side, the AMOLED display on the Tab S promises better colours and power efficiency as each pixels are lit individually compared to conventional LCD panels.
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Microsoft’s next generation tablet, the Surface 2 is now on sale in Malaysia. Featuring a 10.6-inch full HD (1920×1080) widescreen display and up to 10 hours of video playback, the Surface 2 is powered by a 1.7GHz Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra 4 (T40) processor with 2GB of RAM and a selection of 32GB and 64GB of storage.
The Surface 2 runs on the latest Windows RT operating system with Outlook pre-installed. It is thinner, lighter and faster than the model it replaces and it also comes with a 5MP rear camera and a 3.5 front facing camera that’s been optimized for Skype. The integrated kickstand now has two positions allowing you to place the Surface 2 in a comfortable angle for you. There’s also a USB 3.0 port for fast data transfers and a microSD storage expansion slot that takes cards up to 64GB.
The Microsoft Surface 2 is now available from senQ for RM1,399 (32GB version) and RM1,699 (64GB version). Two types of keyboards, Touch Cover 2 (RM379) and Type Cover 2 (RM409), developed specifically for the Surface 2, are also available from senQ. Both keyboards come with illuminated keys and host of colours including Purple, Magenta, Cyan and Black for choices.
Purchase the Microsoft Surface 2 from senQ and opt to get Interest Free Installment up to 36 months for selected credit card as well as Free additional 1 Year Warranty when you sign up as a senQ PlusOne Member.
The new Microsoft Surface 2 will go on sale in Malaysia this Friday on 14th March. It will be priced at RM1,399 for the 32GB version and RM1,699 for the larger 64GB capacity unit. In terms of specs, the Surface 2 runs on a Windows RT 8.1 and is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 4 (T40) 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor mated to 2GB of RAM. It comes with a 10.6″ screen that does Full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution and boasts a battery life with 10 hours of usage.
Along with the new Surface 2, Microsoft Malaysia is also bringing in their latest Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 which are priced at RM379 and RM409 respectively.
Meanwhile, the previous generation Surface RT has been slashed to RM1,199 for the 64GB version while the Surface Pro with 128GB storage is now priced at RM1,899. Its smaller storage capacity models appears to have been discontinued. Pricing for the original Touch Cover and Type Cover has been revised as well to RM279 and RM319 respectively. If you’re not looking for the latest, the Surface Pro 128GB model seems to be a rather good buy right now that’s running the previous 3rd generation Core i5 processor.
For those requiring a real laptop replacement, you should consider the Surface Pro 2 which runs on a full fledged Windows 8.1. That comes with a Intel Core i5 processor with a choice of either 4GB and 8GB of RAM with storage capacity up to 512GB. There’s no word on its pricing and availability at the moment.
Microsoft new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets will be hitting our shores pretty soon. The Surface 2 that runs on Windows RT 8.1 will be launched on the 14th of March. There’s no mention yet on the full fledge Surface Pro 2 with Windows 8.1 Pro but it is likely to be released shortly after that. The Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 accessory keyboards will be made available as well.
In terms of specs, the Microsoft Surface 2 comes with a 10.6″ Full HD display and runs on a Quad-Core Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM and a choice of either 32GB/64GB of storage. It is lighter and thinner than the original Microsoft Surface and boast a much improved battery life with up to 10 hours of video playback.
The Surface Pro 2 is the main workhorse running on a 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor with a choice of either 4GB RAM with 64GB/128GB storage or 8GB RAM with 256GB/512GB of storage. It also gets a Full HD display and running on Windows 8.1 Pro allows it to support a wider variety of Windows apps.
No indicative pricing yet but we’ll soon find out on 14th of March.
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