Clash Of Titans: Microsoft Surface V/S Apple iPad


As we know Microsoft has revealed its debut Surface Tablet couple of days ago at Press Event in Los Angeles. With its unveiling Microsoft is now in the tough war of Tablets in which Samsung and Apple are big players. Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Pro is the first tablet which is going to run on Windows 8 and Surface Tablet will run Win RT. Surface Tablet may hit hard against Apple’s iPad due to its beautiful and powerful operating system. We are here to let you know what will happen when it will be launched for public, will it be a hit or flop? We are presenting comparison to better understand this war between Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Apple’s iPad.

Currently some features of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet is under cover but we will update it as soon we received new information. Let’s start with little information provided by Microsoft to us.

CPU, GPU and Memory:

Microsoft newly revealed Surface Tablet is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Processor with Ge Force GPU. On the other hand Apple is still using Dual Core A5x Processor but hey have increased graphics memory for better gaming, video playback and graphics work. From here clearly Surface Tablet is taking an edge as on papers its processor is big and powerful that Apple iPad’s but we have to wait for actual numbers. But Surface Tablet Pro is one step ahead of its smaller brother as it will run on Intel’s i5 processor. The initial version of the surface tablet will not feature discrete graphic card. If we keep numbers in mind than Microsoft’s surface is better than Apple’s iPad in this category.


Now coming onto display Apple’s iPad is packed with 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048×1536 pixel resolution with pixel count to 263ppi on screen. Microsoft Surface Tablet display is based on Clear Type HD display and pixel count is 207 ppi. Surface Tablet with Win RT will have 1366 x 768 resolution on its HD display while Surface Tablet Pro will be powered with Full HD display. Apple’s retina display is the main aspect to buy iPad than any other tablet. So from here Apple is the winner.

Build Quality:

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet is 0.1 inch thinner than iPad 3 which is about 9.3 mm thin. Surface Tablet is manufactured from  magnesium shell that they call VaporMg and Apple uses aluminium chassis. The Surface Tablet RT version scales at 1.49 pounds (676g) and iPad 3 model weighs 1.44 pounds (652g). Both Tablets are durable and gives premium look. Surface Tablet also consists detachable Keyboard and stand also. Its slightly sliding towards Surface in build quality.


Only minor details are out till now from Microsoft’s side that Tablet have dual cameras front and both are angled at 22 degrees. On Apple’s side iPad cameras are too good and will give tough competition to Microsoft. As specs are not fully available so this category will remain pending and will be updated when more information will be out.


Microsoft consists by wi-fi, microSD card slot, standard USB 2.0 port and HDMI support. Now Pro version have microSDXC slot, USB 3.0 and a miniDP port. iPad 3 is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 high-speed to transfer at high speed and 3G and 4G connectivity for Verizon/AT&T (American Network Carrires). If we go in detail we find  out that microsoft’s surface have more connectivity options than iPad 3 which makes it the winner from this category.

Microsoft said that surface tablet running on Win RT will be launched first and than Surface PRO will be launched after 3 months of its smaller variant launch. The price tag is also ok for the features which we are offered at Rs.35,000 to Rs.40,000 price tag for the top end Windows RT Surface will be around Rs 60,000 according to rumors. So Microsoft has set a benchmark for the windows 8 devices. Now we have to see which firms are going to opt it and will start manufacturing Windows Tablet. But what’s your opinion on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet V/S Apple iPad?

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