Microsoft Surface RT & Surface Pro; A Comparison

By looking at this page your either contemplating purchasing Microsoft’s new tablet, ‘Surface’ or just plain curious as to why they are bringing out two versions, and want to know the difference.

Well Microsoft have kindly put a friendly spec comparison on their website, which I have put below for you to save you the click work, im just that kind of guy.

In another post, I’ll be writing a the benefits of each and which you should perhaps purchase depending on your individual needs, as that really what this is all about. What YOU want from this device.

Spec:

Surface RT                                                                                      Surface Pro

Operating System Windows RT is an exciting new version of Microsoft Windows that is built to run on ARM-based tablets and PCs. Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store. Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.
Productivity Get more done with up to 8 hours of battery life. Surface with Windows RT comes installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview¹. Surface with Windows 8 Pro supports the full Office experience. Run Outlook, Word, SharePoint Designer, PowerPoint and more. Surface with Windows 8 Pro can run all of the applications that you’ve used on previous version of Windows.
Applications Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games. Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.
Security Surface with Windows RT features device encryption and comes with Windows Defender. Windows 8 Pro provides enhanced networking and IT management. Surface with Windows 8 Pro is secured with BitLocker drive encryption, use Remote Desktop, Active Directory, and Client Hyper-V. Compatible with third-party applications.
Connectivity Always connected, even when in standby mode. Connected standby keeps apps up-to-date. Connectivity off when hibernating/sleeping to preserve battery.
Thinness 9.30mm 13.5mm
Weight 1.5lbs 2.0lbs
Battery 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Storage 32GB, 64GB 64GB, 128GB
Screen 10.6”, 16:9, 1366×768 10.6”, 16:9, 1920×1080
Ports Stereo speakers
Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port
Stereo speakers
Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
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