Comparison: Microsoft Surface Tablet and Apple New iPad


    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.


    DeviceMicrosoft Surface tablet(Windows RT version )Apple New iPad
    Display10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType (Full) HD DisplayRetina Display, 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit IPS display
    Size  (inches).37 inches thick.37 inches thick
    Weight Weight676g (Windows RT version)1.44 (pounds)
    Operating SystemsWindows 8 RTiOS 5
    StorageUp to 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB,


    PortsmicroSD, USB 2.0,

    Micro HD Video, 2×2

    MiMO Antenne

    CPUNvidia Tegra 3Apple A5X dual-core
    Announcement DateJune 18, 2012 (Monday)March 7, 2012 (Wednesday)
    Release Date (US)Not yet knownMarch 16, 2012 (Friday)
    Release Date (India)Not yet knownApril 27, 2012 (Friday)
    PriceNot Yet AnnouncedRs. 30500/-US $499


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