Microsoft has just released preliminary information regarding their Surface tablet which is supposed to be “Windows 8 having its own hardware device” as pointed by Steve Ballmer in the recent Microsoft’s announcement.

Two different variations of Microsoft Surface Tablets namely Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro based on the OS have submerged. However, no information regarding the prices and release dates is made yet. In this article, we compare this must shared Surface tablet with iPad and Galaxy Tab.

Image of New Microsoft Surface Tablet RT and Windows 8 Pro
Image of New Microsoft Surface Tablet RT and Windows 8 Pro

Comparing Surface Tablet with iPad and Galaxy Tab

Here we compare the latest Microsoft Surface Tablets with most loved Apple iPad and Android powered geeky Samsung Galaxy Tab. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Apple New iPad aka iPad 3 are taken for comparison with Microsoft’s lately announced Windows 8 based fully touch-screen and smart-magnetic keyboard. Microsoft Surface is the thinnest tablet having 9.3 mm thickness as opposed to 9.4 mm iPad. Most exciting thing about Surface tablet is that it comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, the new version of Microsoft Office.

Windows RT is Windows 8 version in ARM devices, whereas Windows 8 Pro is Windows 8 on Intel (Core i5 Ivy Bridge). This is going to be the war of the tablets with Microsoft’s Surface, maybe Microsoft will benefit from existing customers of Windows, the largest OS being used. – what do you think?

Params\Tablets Surface Tablet New iPad Galaxy Tab
OS Windows 8 iOS 5.1.1 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Disply 10.6 in ClearType HD 9.7 in Retina Display 10.1 in PLS TFT
Size (lxbxh) 9.3 mm thin 241.2×185.7×9.4 mm 256.7×175.3×9.7 mm
Weight 676 g 652 g 583 g
Processor NA 1GHz Dual core Apple A5X 1 GHz Dual-core ARM CPU
Memory NA 1 GB DDR2 RAM 1 GB RAM
Camera LifeCam 5 MP iSight 3 MP
Vido HD HD full 1080p HD full 720p
Capacity 32-128 GB 16-64 GB 16-32 GB flash 
Battery 31.5 W-h 11700mAh 10 hrs 7000 mAh
Connectivity 2×2 MIMO Antenna Wi-Fi + 3G + LTE Wi-Fi+3G+LTE+Wi-Fi Direct
Features full USB ports + VaporMg Case & Stand 264 ppi +  2048-by-1536 resolution 149 ppi + 1280-by-800 resolution
Price NA Starting at $499 Starting at $399

Here is a Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Tablet : Keynote from Steve Ballmer. For the surgery of this Microsoft’s Surface tablet keynote presentation, read this blog post by Ethos3.com.

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