Nokia Lumia 2520 Vs Surface Pro 2 not good for Microsoft

By Alan Ng - Dec 2, 2013

If you are on the lookout for a new tablet during the busy holiday period, you would be silly not to consider the Nokia Lumia 2520. The upcoming device is starting to receive a lot of attention from interested consumers and could be the standout favorite tablet to own towards the end of the year, perhaps even ahead of the mighty iPad Air.

The interest comes not only from being the next device in line as part of Nokia’s popular Lumia range, but also due to the fact that the Nokia Lumia 2520 is the Finnish company’s first tablet which will be running on Windows RT 8.1 OS.

With this in mind, consumers have already started to make preparations, frantically demanding to know how the tablet fairs in a direct Lumia 2520 Vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 showdown.

Despite running on a Haswell Intel Core i5 processor and the latest version of Windows 8.1 Pro OS, we are hearing reports this week however that the Surface Pro doesn’t even come close to matching the unreleased Lumia 2520 in hardware performance.

Some very interesting comments have been made by Raj Talluri, who is Qualcomm’s senior VP of product management. The Lumia 2520 will be fitted with a 2.2Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Talluri has dropped some bombshell quotes on how this processor will directly perform when matched against the Surface Pro 2.

When speaking to CNET recently he had this to say:

“The performance [the Lumia 2520] is brilliant. 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.”

What do you make of that statement? The Surface Pro 2 has only just hit the market, but we are already hearing that an unreleased tablet can outperform it. It’s even more interesting when you factor in that Microsoft are currently in the process of buying Nokia and may feel slightly comfortable if their latest flagship tablet is going to take a pounding by another device from the company that they may be buying.

Either way, it puts you in a great position to choose which tablet you think is best. Both will run versions of Windows 8.1 Pro and RT, but will you opt for the Lumia 2520 after these words from Qualcomm?

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  • jpowers29

    Some of the most inaccurate reporting I have seen. Completely wrong

  • NXH

    This article must be corrected! Surface Pro 2 runs Windows 8.1 Pro while Lumia 2520 and Surface 2 run Windows 8.1 RT which is a tablet specific OS.

  • DT

    I think you mean the Surface 2 not the Surface Pro 2 – there’s no way on earth a Snapdragon chip is going to come close to, let alone best, the i5 in the Pro 2.

  • JPHeikkinen

    There is one quite big error in the article – Raj Talluri is not comparing Lumia 2520 to Surface 2 Pro, which runs full Windows 8.1, but to Surface 2 which like Lumia 2520 runs Windows RT. Having said that, I’m very exited about Nokia’s tablet.