Apple’s iPad 5 comparison with Microsoft Surface pro 2 features


Washington: Amid a number of varieties of tablets, American giants Apple and Microsoft are coming up with new gadgets like iPad mini 2, iPad 5, iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 and Surface pro 2.

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

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 Quad core processor in it because iPad 4 and iPhone 5 are still running on Dual core A6 chip.

Microsoft will be one of the first tablet makers to use the newly high-speed yet low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

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.

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 its 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.

As 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 market with improved features.


  1. Very poor grammar and English used, some of it doesn’t even make sense. Didn’t this article get proofread before publishing?

    • I have couple of tablest already and they are not dead. Did your died on arrival due to Metro UI? and somewhere on the metro UI, you were unable to click or touch “desktop”