Tablet wars have gotten more interesting with the launch of Windows 8, Apple with its iPad have long ruled this ecosystem with Android finally providing some competition. Microsoft has redesigned it’s wildly popular industry standard operating system for mobile and its tiles an easy fit for tablets.
When stacking the Surface against the iPad, the most direct comparison available is the 32GB Surface with Windows RT ($499) and the 32GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad ($599). That $100 price difference will lure a lot of budget conscious buyers.
Microsoft is able to appeal to a very wide audience since Windows RT offers the familiarity of Windows. If you haven’t already bought into the Apple ecosystem, it is an option at which many potential tablet buyers may not be excited to tackle. While Windows RT isn’t exactly the same as Windows 8 (and certainly not Windows 7), the promise of easy compatibility with all of your existing documents and files is appealing.
Check out our comparison video between the new iPad and Microsoft’ Surface from Andrjez over at Talbet-Blog.