There are a few things that will separate the new Microsoft Surface tablet and Apple’s iPad, and when it comes to a buyer that is unsure on whether to go with Apple or Microsoft it might be simpler than they think. The first thing you should consider is the operating system, which if you dislike iOS or the look of Windows 8 then the choice has already been made.
Insight for Windows 8 – If you want to know a little more about Windows 8 then you can watch the official Windows 8 consumer preview demo below this article, which runs for around 8 minutes and gives you a detailed overview of Windows 8. They speak about the main features including apps like Cut The Rope, and how Xbox Live can be integrated with apps, and also how you can move between apps within default programs.
The second video below gives you a quick look at the new Microsoft Surface tablet, thanks to the official video that launched within the last few days. This is mainly a visual preview, so if you want more details on specs then head over to our earlier article.
Apple’s future for iOS 6 — during the WWDC keynote we got to see exactly what iOS 6 will deliver for the current iPad and future models, so you if have not seen the full special event then watch the third video below. This presentation runs for nearly 2 hours, which means you might want to jump through to just the details on iOS 6, which is at 1:12, unless you have an interest in other products and services from Apple.
You will understand a lot more about the operating systems for both the iPad and Microsoft Surface after watching those videos, although there’s still one other major factor that you need to think about, and this is the Microsoft Surface price compared to the iPad offering. Some recent rumors from Microsoft’s supply chain are putting the price of the Surface tablet at $599, and the Pro version will be much higher at $799.
These prices are exactly what we predicted a few days ago; especially considering the Surface Pro has been targeted at Ultrabooks, which cost around the $800 mark. The problem here is the advantage Apple already have with the iPad being to market many years before Surface, and considering this you would have thought Microsoft needed to undercut the iPad on price at least?
What would you rather own, an Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface tablet? Take a look at the videos for both operating systems and also take the price into consideration, then let us know if you think Microsoft will fail with this latest project?
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