Microsoft’s new Surface tablet computer; should Apple be worried?

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When we listen to the word tablet, the first word that rushes to our minds is the IPad. Apple has surpassed consumer expectation in every field, be it the invention of the IPod, Iphone or the IPad, our mind has learned to synchronize Apple with any word that relates to technology.

In the midst of vicious competition Microsoft decided to surge in the market with one of its own creations, the tablet “Surface”. The question that arises is if it can compete with the IPad?

With all the given speculation and Microsoft’s own explanation of the product it definitely seems attractive and something that would give competition to its rival, the IPad.

Installed with Windows 8, Microsoft’s new tablet has every possible technology and innovation present. It’s built is a 10.6 inch screen with high-definition aimed towards giving its consumers impeccable view.

Apart from this Microsoft’s Surface has a USB port and an HDMI output port as well, these two elements aren’t present in the IPad and might be a key difference between both available technologies.

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To make typing easier and increase convenience, Microsoft has also launched a Type Cover, a screen protector that withholds a small keyboard and track pad just like that of a laptop.

In terms of specs Microsoft has combined the best of technology. With an Intel 22 nm Ivy Bridge chipset the Surface has a battery life of 42 Wh. It has various network port-keys, having a microSD, USB and Micro HD port the Surface tablet combines every possible feature of laptop connectivity into itself.

Apart from this the memory comprises of 64 GB and exceeds up to 128 GB. When you buy the Surface tablet you’ll be given a Pen and both Touch and Type Covers to make the Surface adjust to your preferred convenience.

With the invention of the Surface Tablet, Microsoft has turned the stakes a bit higher. Although many other tablets have entered the market that aimed to compete with the IPad such as Samsungs Galaxy Tab and HTC’s Flyer, they still haven’t created a deep impact in the market of Tablets.

No product has risen to the impeccable glory withheld by the IPad but consumers and analysts are deeply considering this proposition.

Although Microsoft still hasn’t given a price and a sale date, Surface tablet is expected to be in the markets around fall and range in the same price league as the IPad.

As every Tablet has its personal advantages, Surface has its own range of advantages that coordinate with Windows technology; the Skype talk application and the Kinetic motion sensor are two basic examples.

Apple’s IPad is linked to entertainment and used in homes or for personal entertainment. Microsoft on the other hand is expected to venture in the business markets, the Surface tablet is expected to be an aid for entrepreneurs and working classes. Easier and more convenient than a laptop, the Tablet would aim to suffice instead of it.

Considering the fact that Surface doesn’t have a camera but is expected to be completely efficient with Microsoft Office tools and software’s as well as the rubber-keyboard we can expect this device to cater to markets that look for easier and quick hardware’s to make work easier.

In the race for technology and winning consumers with impeccable design and ideas, Apple has been on top for nearly a decade but maybe now a different arena is in the surrounding. As it’s competitors aim to rush to the top with their own ideas, consumers are confused in determining who the king of all jacks is.

Article by James Clark

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  • Audrey Miller July 8, 2012, 3:01 am

    I think the competition will be a bit tighter for Apple with Microsoft’s introduction of the surface tablet computer. But it won’t be long before it comes up with something that is even more better.

    • Alicia July 8, 2012, 12:41 pm

      Interesting, let’s see what can Apple come up with to compete with Samsung and Microsoft. I guess if Surface is priced lower than iPad… it will surely be a great offer!

  • Becca July 8, 2012, 7:38 am

    After reading your post about Windows 8, I am eager to have it in my laptop to enjoy the more convenient and easy using it. Thanks for the info.

  • Alicia July 8, 2012, 12:40 pm

    I like that Surface has better hardware, such as comes equipped with a USB port and an HDMI output port. But why it doesn’t have a camera? Although it’s aimed for the business, but having the camera feature is still very important these days!

  • Linda Connor July 9, 2012, 9:16 am

    sounds interesting… I think I want one… !

  • Zurker July 9, 2012, 4:04 pm

    If it costs less than iPad then, Yes Apple should worry because it has lots of great feature and the most awaited inbuilt keyboard.

  • Healthcare Training July 10, 2012, 1:38 pm

    if tablet have a low cost than materials are being used is chip and self life is short a poor people can purchase it that is an advantage but hi-fi and professional and billionair people want only branded device so apple can’t worried due to tablates

  • Anton Webber July 12, 2012, 2:09 am

    I am sure that Apple isn’t worried about at all as his product users are increasing day by day and people now a looking towards more Apple Products than before even many of my friends including me are saving money to by iPhone 5 that is coming soon. We as a firm provide solutions for Apple products that includes transfer iphone music to computer and even more.

  • Lawrence July 14, 2012, 4:39 am

    I think Microsoft’s Surface has a very good design, with Type Cover for the convenience of the user.
    Who is the winner? Really can’t say now, the market will decide later.