The Nokia Lumia 2520 is Nokias first entry into the tablet space. It is based on the existing Lumia body with smooth lines and bright colours. The Microsoft Surface 2 is Microsofts second attempt at the tablet market and is very closely based on the original Surface with some upgrades to it’s specs.
“The performance on [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.” Qualcomm’s senior VP of product management for Qualcomm’s application processors, Raj Talluri, told CNET in an interview.
What is the real difference between the two you may ask, well essentially they are quite simlair in regards to specs and ability. The Surface 2 has the all too familar kick stand and both have keyboard options. The Lumia packs Qualcomms Snapdragon 800 processor, a quad core CPU clocked at 2.2GHz while the Surface 2’s Tegra 4 processor is only clocked at 1.7GHz.
On the surface (no pun intended) this would indicate a performance advantage to the Lumia and with a quoted 11 hours battery life, that’s quite a package.
I guess it remains to be seen in further reviews if the actual perceived difference is much between the two.