Reported by: Robert Klien
Microsoft recently unveiled their plan to introduce the new Window 8 tablet. However, Windows 8 will reach the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) stage only in the first week of August.
Meanwhile, Google Nexus 7 tablet is already making headlines in every segment of tablet market. Both these tablets are prepared to meet the needs of both high end consumers and users who are looking for a cheaper alternative.
The Windows 8 device will start selling in October in 109 languages across 231 markets both as a standalone OS and as an upgrade. Microsoft’s two different versions of the tablet include Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows Pro.
Talking about Google Nexus 8 GB version, the tablet will sell for $199 and the 16 GB model will be $50 more. Google’s tablet has NVIDIA Tegra 3 quadcore 1.3 GHz processor, 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM, 7-inch 800 x 1280 pixels LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1.2-megapixel camera, Android OS version 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 10.5 mm thick and Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery supporting 10 hour play back.
The Surface Windows RT features are Windows RT OS, weighs 676 g, 9.3 mm thick, 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display with 16:9 aspect ratio along with corning Gorilla Glass 2, ARM-based by NVIDIA processor, 31.5 W-h battery, microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae, Office ‘15’ Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, edges angled at 22 degrees and there is 32GB/ 64GB storage options.
On the other hand, Surface Windows Pro features Windows 8 operating system, weighs 903 g, 13.5 mm thick, 10.6-inch ClearType HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio corning Gorilla Glass 2, Intel Core Ivy Bridge processor, 42 W-h battery, microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae, Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block, VaporMg Case & Stand, edges angled at 22 degrees and 64 GB/ 128 GB storage options.
Both Microsoft and Google devices based on their product demo looks like it would give Apple’s iPad a tough competition. Most of the consumers are also now used to the Android operating system and the features that come along with it. With Android Jelly Bean version looming around, Google Nexus may stamp their authority in the tablet market. However, Windows 8 may become a lot more popular as a tablet OS. The only thing that concerns now is how reliable the new software will be on the tablets. The new Metro UI based Windows tablets stands divided as consumers may accept or may not appreciate the tablet compared to well known tablets in the market today.