Prolateral Consulting Ltd
Prolateral Consulting Ltd


The cheapest Surface is £399 (RRP) for a 32GB model. If you want the Touch Cover keyboard with the 32GB it will cost £479 (RRP), while the bigger 64GB version with Touch Cover retails for £559 (RRP). Buying the Touch Cover separately costs £99.99 (RRP) and the Type Cover £109.99 (RRP).

The iPad is comparatively more expensive. The 16GB model retails for £399, 32GB for £479 and 64GB for £599. Models which run on Wi-Fi and 3G cost significantly more.


So let's look at the specs side by side.

Height 241.2mm 274mm
Width 185.7mm 171mm
Thickness 9.4mm 9.4mm
Weight 652g 680g
Display 9.7 inch 10.6 inch
Ratio 4:3 16:9
Resolution 2048 x 1536 1366 x 768
DPI 264 148
HDMI output No Yes
Multi-touch 3 point 5 point
OS iOS6 Windows 8 RT
CPU A6X Nvidia Tegra 3
CPU Core Type Dual Core (Quad Graphics CPU) Quad Core
Wifi Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Cellular Optional No
Front Camera 720p HD 720p HD
Rear Camera 1080p 720p HD
Speakers Single Speaker Stereo Speakers
Three Axis Gyro Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Battery Life 10hrs 8hrs
16GB Yes -
32GB Yes Yes
64GB Yes Yes
128GB - -
Expansion Storage  No Yes
Price RRP    
16GB £399 -
32GB £479 £399
64GB £599 £559
128GB - -