Microsoft has just unveiled two of its tablets side by side at its today’s event. Tooling two different kinds of hardware, Microsoft seems to be hoping to make a solid entry into the tablet market. Given below is a brief comparison of the two tablets.
The ARM-based Surface tablet which runs Winodws RT is 0.36 inches thick and weighs a mere 1.5 pounds. It is available in black color.
The Intel-based Surface tablet running Windows 8, on the other hand, is slightly thicker at 0.49 inches and weights 1.99 pounds, about 0.5 pounds more than the other model. The display of both models is a 10.6-inches
The Intel based Surface tablet makes use of a 22nm Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the latest remarkable chip from Intel which has awed the world.
On the other hand, the ARM tablet makes use of Nvidia’s Tegra processor, which has also been hailed as among the best.
One of the downside, it may seem, of using the ARM based tablet is that it wouldn’t be coming with larger storage options. Currently, Microsoft has announced two versions of the tablet, one with 32 GB and another with 64GB. However, an excellent feature that has been added by Microsoft is that the storage can be extended through microSD.
Intel-based Surface tablet, however, seems to have larger storage options. It will be coming with both in 64GB and 128GB versions and will also have the microSD option.
Ports and battery:
ARM Surface tablet has both Video out and USB 3.0 connections. Intel-based Surface tablet also features Video out as well as USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort connections together with a 3.5mm headphone connection.
The battery of Windows RT Tablet has a capacity of 31.5Wh whereas that of Windows 8 Pro is 42Wh.
Source: The Verge