Microsoft Surface vs. Apple’s iPad
Microsoft’s announcement about its Surface tablets left a lot of unanswered questions. One key point that will help determine how the tablet does in the market has yet to be determined — the price. The Surface comes in two flavors: a version that runs Windows RT and a version that runs Windows 8 Pro. That means only the latter will be able to run all your Windows programs, meaning that it’s likely, though not certain, to get a higher price tag.
But even without all the details in place, it’s clear that Microsoft has produced a product that is intended to compete with high-end tablets and even ultrabooks. Here’s a look at the tablet, by the numbers, against Apple’s iPad.