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Title: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2012, 21:35
Google, Microsoft and Apple are going head-to-head over 10in tablets - but how do their devices compare?

It's been a busy week for tablets. Google unveiled a 10in Samsung-made tablet in its Nexus lineup, targeting Apple's iPad with a whopping 2,560 x 1,600 resolution at a lower price.

Microsoft kicked off its $1bn marketing campaign by releasing its own-brand 10in tablet, the Surface RT, running Windows 8.

Even Apple updated its iPad, adding a Lightning connector and faster processor to the fourth-generation of its successful tablet.

PC Pro have collected the headline specs of the top-brand tablets to see how Apple, Google and Microsoft stack up in the 10in tablet space.

Read more: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/377845/nexus-10-vs-surface-rt-vs-ipad-full-specs
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on October 30, 2012, 22:12
My son lent me his new iPad to play around with on Saturday but I can't get very excited about it.  They need to reduce the price by half for me to want one.  But at least I have almost completed the transition from desktop to laptop.   8-)
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2012, 22:32
Well, you probably could get one for nearly half the current price, by opting for an earlier version.  I'm not really sure how much has significantly changed since iPad 2. 
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Rik on October 31, 2012, 09:17
Weight!
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on October 31, 2012, 12:13
Oh, really?  I don't like thing too light, as they usually feel flimsy and not well built.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Rik on October 31, 2012, 12:34
The 2 isn't light, the 3 is a bit heavy.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on October 31, 2012, 16:58
My son says that the important difference is 'retina recognition' whatever that might be!  Apparently it's important to oldies like me.   ::)  They are still making the iPad 2 which is around 100 cheaper than the 3.  Sadly, I can't have his old 2 because he's given it to my 4yr old grandson.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Rik on October 31, 2012, 17:39
The retina screen is better but not hugely so. I haven't come across retina recognition.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on October 31, 2012, 21:28
Isn't the retina thing just where you hold your finger on something, and a bubble comes up enlarging it?
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on October 31, 2012, 22:39
Time to move this thread to the DZ.   ::)
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on October 31, 2012, 22:51
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: sam on November 01, 2012, 23:02
Go on holiday in the USA - you'll get it half price there.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on November 01, 2012, 23:43
I'm going the opposite way - try Bangkok. 
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: sam on November 08, 2012, 08:07
Get a knockoff one then.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on November 08, 2012, 08:35
 ;D
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: tedmorrow82 on February 25, 2013, 08:37
I have a Nexus 10 and it is a great device. I also like Android OS and even trying to develop an own app for it (similar to the one that you can find if you Google on: "voip-sip-sdk/p_456"). I do not have any problems with iPads but I prefer Android over iOS.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on February 25, 2013, 09:09
I now have an iPad although I'm a bit puzzled about what to do with it.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: sam on April 14, 2013, 11:16
Download pictures of sheep.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Simon on April 14, 2013, 11:29
You think he hasn't already?   :laugh:
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: sam on April 15, 2013, 17:31
You can never have enough sheep if you are from Wales.
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on April 15, 2013, 17:57
I pride myself on having such a large collection.   :leer:
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: sam on April 15, 2013, 21:03
All types...
Title: Re: Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad
Post by: Clive on April 15, 2013, 21:50
Especially black ones.   :devil: