New iPad Versus Microsoft Surface


Microsoft revealed Microsoft Surface tablet which is said to be a direct competitor to Apple’s New iPad/iPad 3.In this post we will be going through various features and specifications of Microsoft Surface and compare it with New iPad.

New iPad versus Microsoft Surface

Display and Size

New iPad weighs weighs 652 gms, has a thickness of 9.4mm having a display screen of 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS widescreen and Retina display of resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels which is great for reading books, watching movies and more.Whereas Microsoft Surface weighs 676 gms, will have ClearType HD display, expected resolution of 1366 x 768.Tablet will have a thickness of 9.3 mm and screen display of 10.6 inch, other dimensions are yet to be announced. Apple’s iPad has sharpest of resolution.

Surface is made of Magnesium metal whereas New iPad uses Aluminium chassis.

Operating System

New iPad works on iOS 5 with iOS 6 yet to be released to public this fall.iPad has support for thousand of apps available in iTunes Store.Whereas, Surface will work on Windows 8 platform which will be released soon with some awesome features.iPad is powered with 1GHz Apple A5X which includes quad-core processor perfect for playing games and videos.Microsoft Surface has Tegra 3 processor packed with Ivy Bridge Core i5.


iPad is available with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB with internal memory of 1GB and has no option of expandable memory.The Surface will have a storage option of 32GB and 64GB with expandable memory available through MicroSD.

Battery life

Apple’s New iPad has a battery of 11,560mAh which offers 10 hours of battery usage.Microsoft has not revealed anything about the battery life of the tablet.

Camera Though we don’t use tablet to take photographs but still iPad has rear camera of 5MP and front facing camera of 2MP.We are not sure about the camera of Surface except that it will be sporting dual camera.

Connectivity iPad has no option of transferring data to other device except to iPad whereas Surface has microSD card ,USB 2.0 port and HDMI-out.Both Surface and iPad are Wi-Fi enabled.Surface has Smart Keyboard as iPad has Smart Cover.Smart Keyboard gives it a upper hand as users can use it as a notebook.

Price A 16GB iPad is priced at 499$ whereas Microsoft Surface will be priced at $ 599.

No doubt that iPad has huge collection of Apps and is ideal for watching movies, playing games and writing blogs.Microsoft Surface will be appreciated by many who want to opt of a tablet instead of a computer.iPad lacks support for Flash and keyboard.

New iPad or Microsoft Surface who will win, time will say!

Also Read: New iPad versus Kindle Fire

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  1. lawmacs August 6, 2012

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