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Qualcomm exec says Surface 2 doesn’t compare to Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet

by Doug Drinkwater

October 29 2013

Outgoing Nokia chief exec Stephen Elop announced the Lumia 2520 tablet last week
Outgoing Nokia chief exec Stephen Elop announced the Lumia 2520 tablet last week

A senior executive at chipmaker Qualcomm has claimed that Nokia’s new Windows RT tablet is better than Microsoft’s Surface 2 in “every area”.

In an interview with CNET this week, Raj Talluri, the senior VP of product management for Qualcomm’s application processors, said that the Lumia 2520 held the edge for everything from processor speed and graphics to video playback and wireless connectivity.

"The performance on [the 2520] is brilliant," said Talluri. "It's really at the next level. It's not even really a contest [compared to Surface 2]. In every area, it's much bigger, faster, and lower power."

(Worth reading: Nokia pits Lumia 2520 tablet up against the Surface 2 & Why Microsoft and Nokia are walking the plank with Windows RT tablets)

Qualcomm later clarified the exec’s comments by saying that Talluri was comparing the processors (the Surface 2 has a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset), although the tech website suggests that he was pointing to the Nokia tablet, which has a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip.

Both tablets run the ARM-based Windows RT operating system and are relatively new to market; Nokia announced the Lumia 2520 on Tuesday last week, and the Surface 2 became available on the same day.

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