iPad vs Microsoft Surface,Full Specifications And Features.
“Surface” line of tablets launch by Microsoft this week and Apple two years after unveiled iPad and Steve Jobs declared the beginning of post-PC era.
Microsoft enters into already-flooded tablet market with its special “Microsoft Surface” and to take on Apple as well as other tablets that run on Google’s Android operating system.
Now here we compare some important features of Microsoft Surface with Apple iPad.
1.) Thickness and weight:
|Things To Compare||Microsoft Surface||Apple New iPad|
|Thickness||9.3 mm||9.4 mm|
|Weigh||676g||652g for the Wi-Fi662g for Wi-Fi+ Cellular versions|
2.) Screen size and resolution:
|Screen||10.6-inches with 16:9widescreen||9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy screen|
|Resolution||ultra-wide angle for viewing||2048×1536 pixel resolution|
|Number of cameras||Life cam:dual cameras (one rear and one front camera)||iSight and FaceTime camera|
|Megapixel||No disclose||iSight 5MP and FaceTime camera that clicks VGA-quality photos|
4.) Operating System:
|Operating system||Microsoft Surface comes in two variants as per their operatiing system.||Apple iPad run on iOS 5 and are expected to upgrad to recently-unveiled iOS 6|
|Connectivity||Microsoft Windows RT: MicroSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD video and 2×2 MIMO antennae|
Windows 8 Pro: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video and 2x2MIMO antennae.Both the devices also feature stereo speakers and dual microphonesWi-Fi version: packs 30-pin dock connector port, 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack, built-in speaker, microphone, Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi + cellular: This version has micro-SIM card tray as extra
6.) Touch Cover vs Smart Cover:
Microsoft Surface comes with a built-in Kickstand that lets users place their tablets vertically on a table.
What is Touch Cover?
Both the variants of Microsoft Surface sport a keyboard and a trackpad protected by a 3mm thin, pressure-sensitive cover called Touch Cover. Touch Cover have five different colours.
What is Smart Cover?
Smart Cover protects iPad screen and can be folded to make a stand that holds iPad horizontally which helps user to click and shoot pictures and HD videos handsfree. The iPad Smart Cover comes in 10 colours.
|Storage||Windows RT Surface: 32GB and 64GBWindows 8 Pro: 64GB and 128GB.||Apple iPad’s provides 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.|
|Price:||Not revealed||Apple iPad Wi-Fi models:|
16 GB for Rs 30,500,
32GB for Rs 36,500
64GB for Rs 42,500
Wi-Fi + cellular:
16 GB for Rs 38,900
32 GB for Rs 44,900
64 GB for Rs 50,900