Comparison: Microsoft Surface 2 vs. Apple iPad

microsoftsurfacert2Now that Microsoft has taken the wraps off of its Surface 2 tablet, lets start comparing how it stacks up to its competition.  The Surface 2 tablet is by no means a slouch, has a very aggressive processor, plenty of storage and other goodies.  In this comparison, we will be looking at how the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet stacks up against the Apple iPad.

Those of you who are interested in purchasing the Surface 2, in order to help you make the decision, we’ve complied a list of features that will be compared to the iPad.  Surface tablet offers a very nice experience to its customers, but lacks in several areas such as App availability and the disappointment of not being able to run Windows programs on the RT software.

Without further delay, let’s take a look.

Microsoft Surface 2 Apple iPad
Screen Size 10.6 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 2,048 x 1,536
Pixel Density 208 ppi 264 ppi
Weight Less than 1.49 lbs 1.44 or 1.46 pounds
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.7 x 10.8 x 0.35 inches 7.3 x 9.5 x 0.37 inches
CPU Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 (1.7 GHz) Dual-core 1.3GHz A6X
Storage 32GB or 64GB (w/ microSD slot) 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Connectors USB 3.0, HD video out port Apple 9-pin dock Lightning connector
Operating System Windows RT 8.1 iOS 7
Battery Life Up to 10 hours of video playback 10 hours of video playback (11,666 mAh)
Camera 3.5MP front camera, 5MP rear camera 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera
Networking Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0
Apps Avail. Approx. 100k Approx. 900k combined native iPad & iPhone
Cloud 2-year Free 200 GB CloudDrive Storage 5 GB Free Storage in iCloud (upgrades available)
Price Point $449 for 32GB
$549 for 64GB
$499 for 16GB (Wi-Fi)
$599 for 32GB (Wi-Fi)
$699 for 64GB (Wi-Fi)
$799 for 128GB (Wi-Fi)
$629 for 16GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)
$729 for 32GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)
$829 for 64GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)
$929 for 128GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)

So, do you think Microsoft did enough?

Hamza Khalid

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