It is very hard to choose between Microsoft surface and apple iPad. However, there are a few points that one can consider prior to purchasing any of the two technologically advanced products.
a.) The most astonishing thing about surface is its design. Microsoft Surface is better than 80% of the tablets because of its beautifully crafted black metal body. On the other hand, apple iPad comes with a delicate aluminium casing. The landscape mode in surface provides you a wider view because of the large screen. However, you may find the portrait mode a little vague due to the inappropriate orientation. Surface is also heavier than its counterpart iPad. Even though the difference in weight is very small, you can still notice it very easily.
b.) Surface display doesn’t come equipped with the retina technology, which makes video or picture viewing a better experience. The difference in pixels cannot be observed with normal vision, but you can easily figure out the difference if you observe apple iPad and Microsoft surface display simultaneously. You can detect the pixels while browsing on internet or reading an e-book. This is where apple iPad scores high when compared to Microsoft surface.
c.) Surface gives you an option of expanding the features with the help of an impressive kickstand. The additional slot comes out easily and helps to keep the surface stable while working on a presentation or watching a video. This facility is not available in iPad. You have to use the conventional USB port for charging your device or operating an additional SD Card.
d.) Another interesting thing about Microsoft surface is the availability of a Keyboard, which can also be used as a cover. However, it is very delicate and doesn’t allow you to exert high pressure on the keys while typing at fast rate. On the other hand, you can use a Bluetooth keyboard to connect to your iPad, which can bear extreme pressures without giving too many typing errors. The touch cover keyboard of surface doesn’t come with a firm background; and this is the main reason why typing becomes cumbersome. Additionally, the feature of using the keyboard as a cover is fascinating. This facility is not available in apple iPad.
e.) Microsoft surface comes installed with Windows RT, a modified version of windows 8. The desktop applications have been limited, which doesn’t provide an option of trying old window applications. The operating system is very much similar to windows 8 that can confuse even the smartest of users. On the other hand, apple did a better job by blending two of its most famous iOS and OS X operating systems. Microsoft surface doesn’t allow you to play latest games and at the same time, the quality and number of applications is very low in their online application store. Unlike apple, Microsoft gives you less than 200 free games to select from their market. It is one of the major drawbacks of surface when compared to apple.
f.) Wireless printing is also attractive in surface. It gives consistently organised prints, unlike iPad, which is not a good option in this category. Additionally, Microsoft installed Xbox music technology in surface that makes it a preferable choice for group listening. iPad, on the other hand, is the best available option when it comes to personal music listening experience.