The Microsoft Surface tablet was officially unveiled in Los Angeles to compete with the iPad. The Apple tablet has been hugely successful, selling 55 million by the end of 2012, so Microsoft must be desperately hoping for a share of this booming market.
From the favourable first impressions, it looks like we have a three-way race in the tablet market.The Surface comes with a 10.6″ screen, a clever magnetic cover which doubles as a keyboard, and a kickstand to hold it upright on a table.
In a huge paradigm shift for Microsoft, the traditional Windows Desktop has been scrapped for Microsoft’s new ‘Metro’ tile-based theme.
Surface 676g iPad 650g
Surface 9.3mm iPad 9.4mm
Surface 10.6″ iPad 9.7″
Surface yes iPad no
Surface 32GB/64GB iPad 16GB/32GB/64GB
Surface unknown iPad around 6 hours
Surface unknown iPad from £479/$499
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