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iPad-Surface RT comparison page set up by Microsoft

News   •   Jun 04, 2013 00:10 BST

Microsoft has made a comparison page (click here to view page) that compares the iPad (click here for more info) to its Surface RT as well as other tablets that run Windows RT.

In the introduction, Microsoft says, “Get the best of work and play with a Windows tablet. Play games, watch your favorite movies, read, and catch up with family and friends. Plus you can get stuff done with Office, do two things at once side-by-side, and access your files anywhere. An iPad just can’t do all of that.”

In the “microSD and USB ports” category, it says, “The iPad only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. The Surface RT works with most printers.”

In the “printing” category, it says, “The iPad only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. The Surface RT works with most printers.”

In the “free cloud storage” category, it says, “iCloud on the iPad gives you less free cloud storage than SkyDrive on the Surface.”

In the “Microsoft Office” category, it says, “The only consumer Office app the iPad can run is OneNote. The Surface RT comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT.”

In the “multiple accounts” category, it says, “The iPad allows for only a single account. On the Surface RT, you and every member of your family can have your own accounts, and keep your stuff separate.”

In the “seeing two apps at once” category, it says, “The iPad can only display one app at a time. The Surface RT lets you snap two apps side‑by‑side.”

In terms of price, the Surface RT is $100 cheaper than the iPad.

Other Windows RT tablets such as the Dell XPS 10, the ASUS VivoTab Smart, and the HP ENVY x2 are also compared the iPad.

Will you now be getting your hands on a tablet that runs Windows RT, or are you still more interested in the iPad? Let us know through a comment below.