Tablet Wars : Surface vs Nexus7 vs iPad3

On a global scale the triple threat match between Microsoft, Google and Apple, has to be billed a big one. While Microsoft introduced its Surface Tab that will use the new Windows 8 which is built specifically for touch devices, Google released Nexus 7 Tab that will run on new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and just one week after the release of Surface Tab, Apple came up with the iPad3 with boasts of improved features and specifications.

The war of the technology manufacturers has spread onto newer fields and the Tablet market is the latest battleground. Each vendor is trying to attract the customers by putting forward its unique features and promising good consumer experience.

Here are a few highlights to look at before one goes onto decide which is the best buy.


Surface being a hybrid of both Laptop and Tablet offers good visibility on 10.6 inch HD screen with 16:9 Aspect ratio as compared to Nexus’s 7 inch 1280 x 800 pixels HD display. On the other hand iPad3 sweeps the floor with its popular Retina display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels on 9.7 inch screen making iPad3 clearly the winner of this sector.


Microsoft has put in a lot of efforts and innovation to make its Surface tab look both like a Tablet and Ultrabook. Measuring at 10.6 inches, they are bigger among the three. As far as Apple is concerned, the 9.7 inch Full HD screen speaks the story itself making it look superb. Nexus stands at 7 inch 720p screen with great curves for easier grip that fits perfectly in your hand.

OS Support

Surface Tab comes with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 OS built specially for touch devices. Apple’s iPad3 is supported by iOS 5 whereas Google’s Nexus 7 will run on latest Android 4.1 OS Jelly Bean which is much more faster and smoother.

Processor and Chipset

Surface RT and Surface Pro are going to run on ARM chipset and Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset respectively. iPad3 is powered by A5X chipset that is designed by Apple and supports good GPU and Google Nexus 7 will run on Quad-core Tegra 3 processor that will remove any element of delay or lag making it run smoother and faster.

Camera Support

Because of Surface Tab’s 10.6 inch big screen, Microsoft isn’t sure of adding rear camera to the device as it may render no use to it. While Apple’s iPad3 comes with 5-MegaPixel camera that is superb for both still photography and video recording, Google Nexus 7 supports 1.2-MegaPixel front facing camera that is suitable for Video conferencing.


Microsoft’s Surface tab and Apple’s iPad3 cost $499 (26,400 INR) while Google’s Nexus 7 tab is expected to be priced at $199 (10,530 INR) catching Customers attention worldwide who don’t want to spend so much money on Tab.


Well it is difficult to say as of now who among these three tough competitors has won the Tab Battle as all of the details and specifications haven’t been revealed yet by these devices. It is all just a matter of time, who’s going to take the lead and who’s gonna get beaten up in the Tab war.







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