There is no doubt about the fact that the tablets have taken over the tech town today. What used to be a futuristic compliment is now rapidly making its way towards becoming a necessity of business or otherwise. Given this situation, more and more companies are indulging in developing better tablets with unique features.
The newest kid on the block here is the Microsoft Surface. It comes in two versions, The Surface Windows RT and the Surface Windows 8 Pro. With many new and interesting features and promising characteristics, it has won many hearts already.
Although the iPad has remained a public favorite since a long time, it seems that Microsoft surface is already making a statement. So which one to buy? Well let’s observe a few features.
Difference Between Microsoft Surface And iPad
Microsoft Surface And iPad Manufacturer
The iPad is manufactured by the industry mammoth, Apple Inc. while Microsoft Surface is manufactured by the veteran Windows.
The iPad’s intrinsic Operating System is the iOS and for Microsoft Surface there are two separate ones, each for a version. As the names suggest, Windows RT runs on Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro runs on Windows 8 Pro.
The iPad can only run apps that are specifically made for iPads. Surface Windows RT also requires custom apps however; Windows 8 Pro can run any app.
The iPad’s processor is the A5x (dual Core), whereas the windows RT processor is the ARM. Windows 8 Pro works on Intel.
iPad weighs approximately 652 grams and the Windows RT Surface weighs about 676 grams. Windows 8 Surface is the heaviest of the lot weighing at about 903 grams.
The iPad’s display is at 9.7 inches, where as both versions of the Microsoft surface have a display of 10.6 inches.
More About Features Of iPad And Microsoft Surface
Along with the iPad comes a smart cover that magnetically attaches to the screen. Its main purpose is to serve as a protective cover to safeguard the screen from potential damage.
However, Microsoft Surface’s cover serves a unique function of converting into a full-fledged soft touch keyboard. When the cover is on the screen, it works like a magnetic cover to protect the screen, but when rolled out it becomes a keyboard. Smart move there Microsoft!
Another very interesting aspect of the Microsoft Surface is its unique kickstand. It allows you to operate it absolutely hands free.
When you are using it normally, the stand stayed nicely tucked in the tablet, however, the moment you wish to put it down, simply flap open the stand and there you have your mini laptop, with its stand and keyboard in place.
Microsoft Surface Vs iPad Conclusion
Whatever of the two you pick up, remember there is tremendous scope for development in both. Apps that are being customised for both the devices help in developing business and generating revenue.
The best way to reach the maximum number of people in the minimum budget is via a great mobile app. You can create apps for Business, Utility, Entertainment, Multimedia, games, lifestyle, Travel, Education, and Healthcare etcetera.