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iPad 5 vs Suface Pro 2: Features, specs, release date and price

July 30, 2013 at 3:30 am | News Desk


Washington: As trend of tablet computer goes higher, American giants Apple and software giant Microsoft are coming up with their new gadgets.

Both companies haven’t introduced any of its devices yet this year. But they are planning to launch their new tablet respectively iPad 5 and Surface Pro 2 this year.

Apple is known for surprising people with its gadgets while Microsoft will be eyeing to grab the tablet market.

Here are some specification of Apple’s iPad 5 and Microsoft’s Surface pro 2.

Users like to have a fast device that can perform multi task according to user requirement. We already know that Microsoft is working on future models of Surface tablet beyond Core i5. The latest rumors have dubbed the new model of Surface is called Surface Plus. On the other hand Apple is coming up with iPad 5 which may have A7 Quad core processor in it.

Wi-Fi:Microsoft will be one of the first tablet makers to use the newly high-speed yet low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.               Wireless Charging:A new Apple Patent, which covers a new Smart Cover that houses the inductive charging transmitter, may be the part of iPad 5. When the cover is connected to the iPad and let closed, it activates and lets you charge the device via a wireless charger, according to AppleInsider.

Screen is the key factor in the success of device because users like to see clear image on the screen. Microsoft’s next batch tablet will include a 7 inch edition which will go up against the Google Nexus 7 and iPad mini. If the iPad 5 comes with a 9.7 in screen, then it likely to have same resolution as the previous two iPads have.

According to Apple, its existing iPad has a Retina display, which means you can’t see the individual pixels when used at a normal distance.

The Storage of new iPad 5 expected to be 16/32/64 and 128 GB while Surface pro will be available with the same storage capacity as iPad 5.

Apple is getting an upgrade towards iOS 7, new iPad is likely to come with the upgraded operating system. On the other hand Surface Pro 2 will have an upgrade Window 8.1.

As far as cameras are concerned, iPad 5 will have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera which will improve the quality of tablet short.

Both devices have their own qualities and could dominate the tablet market with improved features. Keeping in view of users, that the current version of Microsoft Surface Pro didn’t dominate the tablet world as iPad 4 did at its launch last year. Now the question is which company will dominate the tablet market in era of 2013-2014?

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