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,
|Ports||microSD, USB 2.0,
Micro HD Video, 2×2
|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|