We’ve all read about how durable Microsoft’s new Surface RT tablet with Windows RT is, well what about putting it up to the challenge? Microsoft thought they did that by dropping it on stage at the Surface release event on to a thinly carpeted floor, but a member of WPCentral (berty6294), decided that this wasn’t enough – so he decided to have it run over by several cars instead. On the question on which tablet is the toughest, the Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface, through Berty6294’s post the Surface win’s hands down.
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Today at the Apple Event in San Jose, CA, Apple showed a few new products in store for the Holiday season. One of those products was the smaller iPad that Steve Jobs said was a no-no, the iPad Mini. Another shocker was that Apple released another tablet, the iPad 4 (though you can’t call it that).
The iPad Mini is about 7.9″ diagonal but doesn’t have a retina display like the 3rd generation big brother. Instead it only has a resolution of 1024 x 768, the same as the iPad 2, though when you compare it to something like the Nexus 7, the Mini has the overall surface area beat. offer a It also has a A5 processor chip, FacceTime HD front-facing camera, a 5MP iSight camera on back, LTE cellular wireless, 802.11 A/B/G/N (faster) Wi-Fi, and of course the new Lightning connector. With the smaller screen, the iPad Mini promises a battery life of 10 hours use.
So everyone has been eagerly waiting for what would be the Apple’s introduction to the world of tablet computer. I was one of them even though I usually am not a fan of apple products. I wanted something to replace my heavy Macbook PRO for my daily activities and would do a good job of syncing the data over to my laptop or PC. I would use it for school, browsing when I’m out and about, or take it with me on flights where I didn’t need actual computing power.
When the iPad was introduced, I made a face at the name they spent millions to come up with and then watched the presentation. It seemed almost everything I wanted. A simple and familiar interface just like on my iPhone with a bit more processing power. The battery life of up to 10 hours would be perfect as something that would last through-out my day. I could purchase overpriced applications for word processing, spreadsheet, and also make presentations. Also the ability to watch videos (though the fact that it’s not widescreen is dumb). It had the same browser that works pretty well and displays most of the internet.
So here were the immediate uses I thought of. I could use it as a remote for my home theater computer in the house with Apps like intelliremote, write some sweet documents and spreadsheets for school/work, I could watch videos when I’m on the go and bored. I love the multi-touch interface and gestures and how they are so intuitive. If I could get textbooks on it, I would not longer need to carry any textbooks with me. It was suppose to be such a perfect item for me.
Then came the issues,
Now mind you, I am not some ‘newb’ to the computer world. As a matter of fact, my first taste and love affair with computers started with an Apple II Mac. It was huge, had about 8 colors, and two 5.5″ floppy drives that I’d use to load up Oregon Trail. Times have changed and I am probably at my 12th personal computer. I’ve owned and worked on everything from a Sun machine, x86/x64 servers, Apple servers, etcetera. I have hated some and loved others.