The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Asus Memo Pad 7 were both launched when summer started.
One functions on the Windows 8.1 Pro OS while the other functions on Android.
The two devices are quite big in size, but both devices are on different ends of the price spectrum.
The Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 hit the shelves in June 2014. It features a sleek design and a kickstand openable upto 150 degrees. It has a Bluetooth active pen, which is powered by a battery and can last for 9 hours of active web surfing. The tablet weighs about 800 grams and has a 12 inch ClearType HD screen.
Its measures about 290x201x9.1mm and has a resolution of 2160x1440pixels with 216ppi and can be connected to three displays simultaneously. It comes with three different versions of dual core processors. The i3 version is clocked at 1.5 Ghz with 4GB RAM and HD4200 graphics. The i5 version is clocked at 2.9 GHz with 4 GB RAM and HD4400 graphics.
The highest version is the i7 clocked at 3.3 GHz with 8 GB RAM. The i3 and i5 versions have 64 or 128 GB internal memory while the 17 version comes with 256 or 512GB of internal memory. All devices work on Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The cameras for the Surafce Pro 3 are 5MP. The battery is a non removable 42 Wh (150 kJ) Li-Ion unit, which can power the device for almost 9 hours.
Microsoft Surface Pro is priced between 799 dollars and 1,949 dollars.
The Asus Memo Pad 7 is a much cheaper device and hence the specs are much inferior to that of the Surface. It has a shiny plastic rear shell with oleophobic coating and a light sensor. This device is much smaller. It has a 7 inch IPS LCD and a resolution of 800x1280pixels.
The pixel per inch density is the same as the Surface, at 216 ppi. The device measures 196.8×120.6×10.8mm and is relatively lighter. The tablet uses a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, a Mediatek MT8125 chipset and a 1GB RAM. It has 16 GB on borad memory which can be expanded to 32 GB.
The device comes with Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box and can be updated to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The primary camera of the device is 5 MP and the secondary lens is 1.2MP.
It is juiced up by a non-removable 15Wh Li-Po battery which can power the device up for 10 hours of multimedia usage which is quite impressive. The Asus Memo Pad 7 costs about $148.