Comparison: Microsoft Surface Tablet and Apple New iPad

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Comparison: Microsoft Surface Tablet and Apple New iPad

Microsoft has unveiled two Surface tablets based on Windows 8 operating system. The thinner and lightweight model of the Surface tablet runs on the Windows RT operating system. It is a rival to the Apple's new iPad that was launched in March. Apple Inc makes the hardware and software and takes the performance of the final product to a great extent.

The company has revolutionized the market with its smartphones and tablets. Even Google Inc may experiment on a similar product after acquiring Motorola Mobility this year. Microsoft is now forced to try such an approach with the Windows 8 operating system. Here is a brief comparison of the Apple new iPad an Microsoft Surface tablet.

 

   
Device Microsoft Surface tablet(Windows RT version ) Apple New iPad
Display 10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType (Full) HD Display Retina Display, 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit IPS display
Size  (inches) .37 inches thick .37 inches thick
Weight Weight 676g (Windows RT version) 1.44 (pounds)
Operating Systems Windows 8 RT iOS 5
Storage Up to 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB,

64GB

Ports microSD, USB 2.0,

Micro HD Video, 2×2

MiMO Antenne

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CPU Nvidia Tegra 3 Apple A5X dual-core
Announcement Date June 18, 2012 (Monday) March 7, 2012 (Wednesday)
Release Date (US) Not yet known March 16, 2012 (Friday)
Release Date (India) Not yet known April 27, 2012 (Friday)
Price Not Yet Announced Rs. 30500/-US $499

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