Apple’s iPad 4 Vs. Microsoft’s Surface (Comparison)

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Each day a new gadget is hitting the stores and amongst them the most vividly seen are the phones and tablets. Recently, two new slates have made their arrival in the market and both belong to the leading tech companies of the world – Apple and Microsoft. You must have figured it out that it is Apple’s iPad 4 vs Microsoft’s surface. So how do Windows-based slates compare to Apple’s latest iPad? Here is the comparison, check it out and decide which one is the best.


iPad 4 Vs. Microsoft’s Surface

Here we bring you the features of the two slates and their features which make them the leading one in the market. There then you have to decide who is the winner of the Apple’s ipad 4 vs. Microsoft’s Surface war.

Body Of The Tablets

The surface comes with a very strong VaporMG casing, that can even resist water. While the size of Microsoft Surface with Windows Pro 8 measures 10.8 x 6.8 inches and weighs 903 grams, while Surface with Windows RT weighs a mere 676 grams. It also provides you a keyboard as when flipped behind the screen, tablet automatically turns the external keyboard input off.

Whereas if the iPad 4 is brought under consideration then we find that like the previous iPads, it also comes with an aluminum casing and its size is 10.5 x 7.3 inches, which is smaller than Surface. It hardly measures 662 grams and is quite handy as compared to the Surface.

Display Of The Tablets

Now display is  the one factor that catches the sight and makes the thing more attractive to go for. The Microsoft’s surface display can simply be described by 10.6-inch IPS, 1,366 x 768 pixels (148 ppi). This is something really very impressive. While, the fourth generation iPad has 9.7-inch IPS, 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (264 ppi), that is giving a strong competition to Microsoft’s slate.

Camera Of The Tablets

Camera is something really very important that gives any device a different look and takes it to a complete new level. both of the tablets are having the camera that are better than others. Microsoft’s Surface is having a 720p HD rear-facing and a 720p HD front-facing LifeCams, with TruColor

For camera iPad 4 also enjoys a keen position, as it has a 1.2 megapixel front camera which enables you to record HD video in 720p. The secondary camera captures photos with the 5 mega pixel iSight camera and has some wonderful features like autofocus, 1080p HD video recording, tap to focus (even while recording videos) and photo and video geo-tagging.

Storage Of The Tablets

If we talk about storage then Microsoft’s slate provides a wider range that starts with Windows 8 Pro, available in two models which are 64GB and 128GB while Surface with Windows RT will come with a storage capacity of 32GB and 64GB. But that is not it. Yes you can have more, as you can increase the storage capacity by the microSDXC slot provided in the tablet.

Now if you are wondering what new iPad 4 is providing then there is not something new. Apple like in the series of iPhone, provides the storage of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Operating System Of The Tablets

The operating system is the soul of a device, which makes the gadget alive. Thus both of the devices are having some best operating systems. Microsoft’s surface is having the new release of the company Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro. Moreover, for this system it is believed that it is going to be free of all the glitches and errors and this makes it even more catchy.

Now iPad 4 comes with iOS 6, which is also a new arrival from the fruit company. This time it is loaded with an updated version of Siri, which is a virtual personal assistant software and also with Apple Maps for iOS 6 users which shows the 3D image of every building out there. But it has been criticized for some glitches, especially about the Apple’s map.

Power Of The Tablets

When we tell you about the power components of the the two devices, you will definitely say that yes both of these are powerful devices. Let’s first talk about the Microsoft’s innovation, the surface with Windows 8 Pro, is having a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 processor along with the Intel HD Graphics 4000. It has 4GB of RAM with dual channel memory architecture. If you would have noticed then you would have found that the data is being transferred at twice the speed compared to our conventional single channel memory architecture. Whereas, Surface with Windows RT comes with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, the forth generation iPad 4 includes the Dual-Core A6X processor developed by Apple and has quad-core graphics capabilities.

Battery Of The Tablets

Surface with Windows 8 Pro gives you a battery life of 10 hrs because it comes with a 42 W-h battery while the one with Windows RT comes with a 31.5 W-h battery and therefore provides a battery life of 7.5. While, iPad 4 has a 42.5 W-h battery which will provide you with a battery-life of up to 10 hours, similar to the Windows 8 tablet.

Now we have told you almost every features of the two slates. This means now you are the judges to decide who is the winner of this Apple’s iPad vs. Microsoft’s Surface war. Do let us know by the medium below.

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