When Microsoft came up with MS Surface, they had to create something that would measure up against such devices as the Apple iPad. The strategy was so laid out so perfectly that they managed to engineer a very solid and capable device.
Some of the features you will love about your MS Surface include:
A lot of attention to detail was invested in engineering MS Surface’s kickstand. You won’t miss the quality of the construction when you notice that it is possible to use your MS Surface as a laptop because of this kickstand.
You can either prop the Surface in the landscape or the portrait mode. From the landscape mode, you will be able to use the device as a replacement for the ultra book and for video streaming such content as TEDTalks and Netflix. The angle of the MS Surface when it is inside the kickstand is also ideal enough to allow you do anything you want from that position.
2. Touch Cover
This is another of the most useful and innovative gadgets you can get today. This cover protects your MS Surface and can turn it into a pseudo- ultra book. It’s about the same thickness as Apple’s Smart Cover. However, it also includes a touch- sensitive physical keyboard replete with special buttons and a track pad. You can use these to gain quick access to such Windows RT features as Settings Charm, Devices, Search and Share.
3. Office RT Apps
Inclusion of MS Office tools is a big plus for the MS Surface against the iPad. Although the iPad has many productivity apps with some compatibility to MS office, none quite measures up to Microsoft Office.
The Office apps that are installed on your MS Surface are close both in function and form to the desktop equivalents. The conventions and features used are mostly similar. You therefore won’t have to deal with fidelity and formatting issues.
4. USB Port
Another advantage that the MS Surface has over the iPad is that it has an amazingly useful USB port. You can plug in your USB thumb drive or external hard drive to add storage capacity, transfer files and add such extra devices as a webcam, printer, mouse and keyboard.
5. MicroSDXC Card Slot
You can use this slot to expand the storage capacity. It is hidden away from all eyes at the back of the MS Surface close to the kick stand plate. With this card slot, you can add up to about 64 GB of extra storage simply by slipping your MicroSD card into the tablet. This feature trounces the Apple iPad mostly because the latter had no ports or slots that can give you extra storage space.
You can also leave this card in place so that your tablet’s memory size is always expanded. Alternatively, you can swap out the card as needed to check movie libraries, switch data for various projects among other uses.
Finally, the MS Surface has the same price as the Apple iPad. However, the MS Surface takes home the biscuit at the end of the day. It will take time before the MS Surface kicks off the iPad. Still, it does have some benefits and features that make It quite unique.