Last month, a Microsoft engineer said that even though the screen on the Microsoft Surface RT was lower resolution than the iPad with a Retina display, the Redmond tablet’s screen was better quality because of the technology included in it.
The DisplayMate people couldn’t believe these statements, so they took a Microsoft Surface RT, an iPad 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to compare the different displays and see which one is the best.
DisplayMate tests the display of the Microsoft Surface RT and compares it to that of the iPad 3
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the first device to be dropped, and DisplayMate believes that the devices that can really compete with each other are the other two tablets.
DisplayMate has resolved that the reflectivity of the Microsoft Surface RT is the lowest of all tablets on the market , but this is not enough to beat the iPad in the arena where it excels: its screen.
The Surface was inferior to the iPad 3 in the range of colors it is capable of displaying and in general in the vision tests. DsiplayMate says that because of its lower colour gamut (57%), the Surface is not capable of producing bright, saturated colours such as fire red.
In short, DisplayMate concluded that Microsoft’s new tablet can compete with tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the iPad 2, which have been on the market for more than a year, but cannot compete with newer models such as the iPad 3 . In addition, they say that when Microsoft launches a 1920×1080 tablet on the market they will be happy to test it again.
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