A recent test conducted by a consumer group named Which? has revealed relative performance of the best known tablets while downloading apps and multi-tasking.
The scores were calculated on the basis of how fast each tablet could complete given tasks, and surprisingly, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 came out tops.
Scoring a total of 5,069 points, the tablet emerged nearly 20 per cent faster than the giant-in-the-room iPad Air 2 which finished as runners-up with 4,046 points.
Google Nexus 9, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and the the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro took up the rest of the rankings, scoring 3,537, 3,060 and 2,650 in the competition ahead of an army of tablets.
On the eve of the results, Which? editor Richard Headland said, "Our tablet speed test is a great indication of how fast tablets can run when downloading apps or using multiple functions at once. Nowadays we expect everything in a swipe or a click of the button, so understanding how quickly a tablet is able to process information is important to buyers.”
Priced at £639, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, weighing at 800 grams, is a 12-inch tablet armed with the Intel Core™ processor family (i3, i5, i7) which drives its performance. The large screen has an admirable resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, better than most tablets. Along with its size, its internal storage capacity is also gigantic in terms of tablets, with options ranging from 64GB to 512GB and a RAM of up to 8GB.
The Surface Pro 3 runs on the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and both its cameras are of 5MP resolution. Its stereo speakers support Dolby sound and the tablet contains a series of sensors and ports for smooth usage.