It's not a competition for the iPad. It's like comparing a Toyota corolla with a Lamborghini aventador. Surface can't beat iPad In none sircunstance.
ferrule, 27 May 2013does it support a usb modem?No, it can only access the internet via WLAN - and the biggest joke is, most Windows phones can't create hotspots.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 May 2013Hi guys, I am a graphics designer. Do you know if I could run Adobe products on this i.e. Illu... moreTheoraticly yes, if they redesigned their programs to run on ARM, currently they do not however. So if you want a tablet to run those things you need a Tab with Win 8 Pro. Such as Surface pro, or any equivelant from HP, acer etc.
I am planning to buy a windows tablet that good for browsing, games, and working purposes such as microsoft office like excel, word.
Any recommendation? I am considering Microsoft Surface, lenovo thinkpad 2?
Hi guys, I am a graphics designer. Do you know if I could run Adobe products on this i.e. Illustrator, or PhotoShop.
beevafaa, 19 Dec 2012Please help me , i want to decide between IPAD 4 and Surface RT to buy . my question is wher... moreyou can download apps from Microsoft web site .whit surfers come program named store you can see and choose any application and download . it's very easy
for more information about Microsoft store you can visit this site http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/apps
lol123, 26 Mar 2013I need to chose between IPad 4 or Microsoft surface RT. what do i pick? Go for the iPad 4, unless you are a big Windows 8 lover, just like me!!!
lol123, 26 Mar 2013I need to chose between IPad 4 or Microsoft surface RT. what do i pick? Well got this. My friend ordered one gets it on Tuesday. Brilliant we device
I need to chose between IPad 4 or Microsoft surface RT. what do i pick?
Build quality. Is fantastic. Just like a big lumia. Its got ports. Much better than others. Have to say keyboard is wicked. You van actually type away on tour knee. Love it
Hi all. UK here . I purchased my new Microsoft surface at weekend. . All i can say its absolutely fantastic. I really am blew away. Its sooo good. Fast . Sleek. Everyone's jealous lol. Goodbye to my Samsung laptop. This is a little gem on a rough beach. Breath of fresh air. Thanks Microsoft. . It goes well with my Lumia 920
Must choose between this Ipad4 and samsung galaxy note 10.1 help please
Apple2014, 26 Dec 2012Samsung Ativ Tab is better.I don't trust Samsung with build quality.
I've played with Surface though, pure pleasure to touch. Mine gets to me (across the globe to Iran!) tomorrow. :)
iostream, 08 Dec 2012Only 149 ppi. ????why why why?..ipad 3(4) has 260ppi..asus > 230ppiLook at it this way: my laptop has the same resolution and a 14.1" display. My laptop has a good display.
This is 10.1" so it is even better.
Don't fall for numbers hype.
SURFACE PRO's PPI = 208 !!!
My comparison of the microsoft surface "pro" with other devices. I'll list only those points which make it stand apart from other devices.
Macbook retina ppi : 227
Price : $1699
Os : os x (not for me)
Surface pro ppi: 208
Price : $899 + (keyboard)$100
Os : full windows experience + windows 8 apps + android apps via bluestacks with full support for accelerometer, gyroscope, gps, etc. Its a win win situation. I will be able to run multisim, proteus, xilinx on it coz i am an electronics engineering student. Os x does not have any such softwares and every person has atleast some useful software that dont run on mac. Shame.
Even though it has 285 ppi but...
Os : ios 6 (joke. Does have a lot of good apps, but none of the ones that i mentioned above. I find it only good for browsing and tablet gaming).
Similar priced laptops :--
Pros : you can get i7. You will get an ssd too (but beware these cheapo ssd will be way slower than the ones that are in higher priced laptops like the mac pros). Dedicated gpu. Although i highly doubt that you will find all those in one laptop, within $999.
Cons : weight ?? Never will you find one thats less than 2 pounds. No pen and touch input. Ppi will be somewhere around 165. Screen quality will not even be close to the surface pro's cleartype full hd display.
Surface pro pros : has one of the fastest ssds out there. Get more with an sdxc card.
Surface pro cons : 64 gb ! Even 128 gb will be tight for me. Only one usb3.0 port. No dedicated gpu. I5 and not i7. But lets face it. I5 is good for almost all tasks. Infact, ssds are more of a bottleneck to user experience of a laptop. And there no laptop or an ultrabook within 2 pounds and at that price which boasts a dedicated gpu. Intel hd4000 will run some pc games. Also with bluestacks i can play my favourite android games that requires touch and accelerometer, easily with no lag at all.
To me the surface pro is a great laptop (or an ultrabook, but not a tablet), with high specs, beautiful hd display that sets a high bar at productivity and portability at an incredible price. Great job, microsoft.
shnobly, 06 Jan 2013its universal charge from 110 to 250 VThanks for your reply bro. I think you are right. The charger supports volts upto 240 and won't burn as I was afraid of. The only I might require is the charger adapter for flat terminals. Anyways, thanks again for the confirmation.. Much appreciated!