Microsoft Set to Release Major Competition for iPad 3

In a press meeting last Monday, Microsoft announced that they will release two new tablet products to compete directly with Apple’s popular iPad. One tablet will be an Intel Core-based unit called Surface for Windows 8 Pro that’s set for availability along with Windows 8 this Fall, The other is an ARM-based device named Surface for Windows RT, which would come about 90 days later.

Both units are expected to offer much more powerful processors and memory and a Windows operating environment which allows running traditional application software, rather than a “confined to app store” philosophy found in the iPad. Of course, all this is futureware right now, but watch for a new contender in the market this fall!

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Mike Ledbetter

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