With well-established brands trying to come up with convertibles that are of tablet size but has the potential to replace laptops/desktops, the competition is intensifying. The tablet-cum-PCs are at a development stage, and there are lots of improvements to be made till the brands’ dream is realized. Till then, in the race to be the first one to manufacture the perfect tablet PC, companies keep comparing themselves to others. This time, is it Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad Pro?
Earlier, there was tough competition between Apple and Samsung. With the entry of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has entered the competition, and the company seems to be enjoying it. The latest Microsoft Surface line of products are definitely among the best products, but is mocking another brand and its product justifiable? Well, everything is fair in love and war. And by now, Apple must have gotten used to it. Remember Samsung’s S6 Google ads during the launch of iPhone 6S? This time, it is not Samsung. It is Microsoft!
Dan Laycock, Microsoft Surface’s Senior Communications Manager, in an interview given to Trusted Reviews, said that with Microsoft Surface, customers can get away with a single product, whereas the same cannot be said when it comes to iPad Pro. “Microsoft really wants you to only carry one device for tablet and PC use. Whereas the iPad Pro is always going to be a companion device,” he told Trusted Reviews at CES 2016.
We know that Apple has reintroduced the stylus. Speaking about this Apple iPad Pro accessory, Laycock reminded everyone of what Steve Jobs used to think of the stylus. Shedding some light on the past, he said, “At one point in time, Apple declared that if there’s a stylus, that’s failure.We’re a huge believer in the pen; we know our customers love it.” He added, “So to see Apple do something that feels a little bit similar, that is clearly skewed for a bigger screen, and more productivity built in, and the ability to use a pen.”
Laylock also believes that there cannot be a one-on-one comparison between Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface products, as Surface is a full PC, and you are running full apps on it. Apple has still not commented on Laycock’s statements. There are rare chances of Apple doing it anyways.
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