Samsung ATIV Tab Vs Sony VAIO Duo 11: Which Windows 8 Tablet Will Win the Battle?

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Samsung ATIV Tab Vs Sony VAIO Duo 11: Which Windows 8 Tablet Will Win the Battle?

At the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin, several manufacturers have unveiled their upcoming products. Especially, when it comes to Samsung and Sony, both the companies have unveiled a really wide spectrum of devices including smartphones, tablets, music devices, headphones and more.

Prior to the IFA 2012, there were many rumors and speculations about the Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung, which is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But, there were relatively lesser rumors about the Windows 8 devices from the South Korean tech giant. However, the company has come up with a range of Windows 8 devices at the event.

One such Windows based device of Samsung is the ATIV Tab, a Windows RT based tablet with a 10.1 display. In comparison, Sony the Japanese tech giant also came up with several products including Windows 8 tablets, Android smarfphones and more. The Sony Vaio Duo 11 is a 11.6 inch convertible based on Windows 8.

As the official release of the Windows 8 OS is slotted to be on October 26, the devices that are based on the OS will be released only by the end of that month.

If you are planning to upgrade your tablet/laptop and confused with which model to get, Gizbot has come up with a spec comparison of Samsung ATIV Tab and Sony Vaio Duo 11.

Display & Dimension: ATIV Tab carries a dimension of 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs around 570 grams while the Vaio Duo 11 carries a dimension of 320 x 17.85 x 199 mm and weighs around 1.3 kg.

Coming to the display, ATIV Tab sports a 10.1 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution while Vaio Duo 11, as the name indicates, has a 11.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

Further, the convertible PC – Vaio Duo 11 supports a digitizer stylus like any other convertibles of its size.

Processor: ATIV Tab is equipped with a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor while Vaio Duo 11 is equipped with Intel Core i7-3517U, Intel Core i5-3317U or Intel Core i3-3217U processor.

Operating System: In this segment, ATIV Tab runs on Windows RT while Vaio Duo 11 runs on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro – the different versions of the latest incarnation of the Microsoft’s operating system.

Camera: ATIV Tab comes with a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9MP front facing camera for video calling. Whereas, the Vaio Duo 11 has full HD front and rear cameras powered by Exmor for PC.

Storage: When it comes to the memory, ATIV Tab comes in two variants – 16GB and 32GB, both with 2GB RAM. On the other hand, Vaio Duo 11 comes with 1.6GHz SDRAM, 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB or 256GB SSD.

Further, the Samsung tablet has a micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB expandable memory.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, ATIV Tab is packed with features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0. On the other hand, Vaio Duo 11 comes with features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS, NFC and micro USB 3.0 support.

Battery: While the Vaio Duo 11 is equipped with an optional sheet type battery for extended battery life, ATIV Tab is equipped with a mammoth 8,200 mAh Li-ion battery.


If you are too concerned about the design of the device, there is very less chance that the Vaio Duo 11 with a slide-out keyboard could be your choice as such form factors are a mini trend these days. However, at the IFA 2012, there are several Windows 8 tablets with keyboards that slide out from the bottom.

Further, the Samsung’s offering is a tablet completely, while the Vaio Duo 11 is like a medium to high end notebook, which will be priced similar to an expensive noebook rather than a tablet, claim analysts.

Both the devices are yet to the released into the market and the consumers have to offer the feedback regarding the performance of these Windows 8 based tablets.

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