Windows Surface Tablet vs iPad 3 Comparison

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
On Monday Microsoft announced the new Microsoft Surface tablets to the world.  Click the image above for a video of the event.

There are a number of good articles covering the details and speculation about the price and specifics.  I put together the table below to compare the Microsoft Surface specs to the Apple iPad 3.

Windows Surface vs. Apple iPad 3
The pricing estimates above are based on Microsoft's statement that the Windows RT version of Surface would cost about the same as comparable slates. Surface Pro would be priced similar to comparable competitive Ultrabook PCs.
Microsoft Surface Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad 3 OS Windows RT Windows 8 Pro IOS 5.1.1 Light 1 676 g 903 g 652 g (Wi-Fi) & 662 g (Wi-Fi/3G) Thin 2 9.3 mm 13.5 mm 9.4 mm Processor nVidia Tegra ARM ? Intel Core-i5 ? Dual-core Apple A5X with integrated quad-core graphics Clear 10.6” ClearType HD Display with Gorilla Glass 10.6” ClearType Full HD Display with Gorilla Glass 9.7" Retina LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch Resolution ≥1280×720 ? ≥1920x1080 ? 2048x1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) Energized 31.5 W-h 42 W-h 42.5 W-h Connected microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae 30-pin dock connector port, Bluetooth 4.0, PiFA integrated antenna Productive Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block Smart cover, 3rd party keyboards Practical VaporMg Case & Stand VaporMg Case & Stand n/a Configurable 32 GB, 64 GB 64 GB, 128 GB 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB Cost ~$600-$700 (estimate) 3 ~$1000-$1100 (estimate) 3 $499-$599-$699 (Wi-Fi only) & $629-$729-$829 (Wi-Fi/3G)


  1. Im already standing in line Jeff....

  2. Yeah, I have to say that the Windows 8 tablet experience is pretty solid. I'm tempted...

  3. So fast the Internet Forgets....

    I give you "Courier" - Microsofts Ipad killer.

  4. I hope that the price estimates are lower, otherwise this will be a flop. If the ARM tablet costs more than an iPad 2, it will be hard to sell it to the consumer when there are capable, established products on the market that cost less. With the full Windows 8 Pro, if it is over $800, it will be hard to justify the expense considering that many laptops are cheaper and it would of course be more than an iPad 3.

    Regardless of the speculation, these devices will need to hit the market at or before the October-November pre-Christmas rush to have a chance. Any later, it risks becoming outdated in terms of hardware and facing the next generation of Android and iOS devices.

  5. I already got mine and i love it!

  6. 5 things why I think Microsoft surface tablet pc will be the best. First is Windows 8, second Core-i5 Ivybridge, third Gorilla Glass, fourth 128GB of storage and lastly fancy colors to choose from.

    Check this microsoft surface reviews and decide ^_^


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