Microsoft is recently announce it’s first tablet PC, Surface. The tablet will be released in two different version, one will be powered with ARM based CPU and the other will feature Intel based chip. We’ve already heard some rumor about this tablet. It is said that they will come out with expensive price tag. Other source also suggest that it will debut without 3G/4G connectivity. So, without all of these pros and cons, how’s Surface tablet go against Androids? In order to find the answer, we decide to create a side by side comparison between Surface and one of the best Android tablet around, Transformer Prime TF201. Without any more delay, let’s find out the complete explanation right after the break.
Aesthetic and Design. Both Microsoft Surface and Asus Transformer Prime comes out with detachable keyboard. If you’re looking for more vibrant looks, then Surface is your best answer since Microsoft also offer keyboard dock with various color that can also act like a Smart Cover for iPad. On the other hand, if you’re a great fan of light equipment, then you should turn your attention to Transformer Prime. This tablet is 90 gram lighter than Surface.
Display. Microsoft Surface sports 10.6 inch screen with 16:9 ratio. It is should be able to display full HD resolution movie or photo without any problem at all. But Transformer Prime is manage to take on Surface tablet in terms of pixels resolution. It is able to provide maximum 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, while Surface only able to support for 1280 x 720.
Keyboard. Microsoft Surface’s keyboard can also act as rear cover. It will make a good addition to your tablet’s looks. However, the keyboard is lack of depth, so it might not the best instrument for speed typing. On the other side, Asus Transformer Prime’s keyboard offer the best typing experience that you can get from a tablet PC. Not only offer more productivity, it will also able to attach battery life to the whole package.
Connectivity and Storage. Transformer Prime posses micro HDMI port and microSD card slot. If you interested, you can take advantage from the full sized USB ports to plug in some useful accessory like external hard drive. On the other hand, Microsoft surface offer lesser connectivity options. You’ll only get one microSD card slot, two USB ports, and single HDMI port.
OS. Surface tablet will run on Windows 8 OS, which hasn’t been released to public yet. The new Metro UI offer lot of colorful tiles and direct acess to all productivity app that you need. On the other hand, Asus Transformer Prime running on Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It offers direct acess to Play store where you can download for some useful office apps. But one of the biggest advantage from Windows 8 OS is the open access to MS Office apps, which already become standard among enterprise users around the world.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now uys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.tags: Android, ASUS, Microsoft, OS, prime, surface, Tablet, Transformer