The latest to come out in the Tablet market is the Surface and the iPad mini. Both the Tablets have their advantage and disadvantages. Apple has already gained popularity in the Tablet market, thanks to the soaring sales of iPad. Microsoft Surface has the latest operating system which has been designed to work on multiple platforms.
According to an analyst the worst nightmare of Windows 8 Surface can be iPad mini.
As per a report on Cnet, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu states that the iPad mini will cause major agitation for the competition that runs on the Windows 8 platform. In an investor’s note he states,“We continue to believe iPad Mini is the competition’s worst nightmare and will likely slow down adoption of competitor tablets. In particular, we believe this could end up being a very tough holiday season for Windows 8.”
Windows 8 Surface has been exorbitantly priced at $599 which gives iPad mini an upperhand (priced at $329) in the competition. Wu calls the Surface “arguably overpriced”.
The iPad mini sports an aluminum and glass body with 7.2mm thick, and weighs only 0.68 pounds. As per an official statement by Apple, the iPad mini has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets, and up to 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web. The dual-core A5 chip on the iPad mini lets the graphics respond quickly and a multi-touch experience that Apple believes to be both, fast and fluid provides all day battery life.
The iPad mini has a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5-megapixel iSight camera at the back, which makes for a great video experience. The iSight camera includes video image stabilization and both cameras feature backside illumination, which as per Apple claims lets users to capture great pictures in low light.