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Microsoft Surface VS iPad Mini


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Rivalry is the best thing in marketing that pushes manufacturers to climb on higher grounds for the improvement of their product. In the world of IT, the giant rivals- Apple and Microsoft, are not again in a big battle. Their latest act is on iPad Mini versus Microsoft Surface. Who will win the throw down?

What’s on the menu?

Microsoft Surface

The Surface is like a sleek book that has a magnetic keyboard system with you can integrate with the main body of the computer. It provides a real typing experience since most people find it more comfortable to type on the real keyboard than on the virtual one which can be seen only on the screen.


This device has a stick stand located at the back of the screen which provides a free standing frame every time you want to hold it upright on a sturdy surface like your study table.

Microsoft surface is generous when it comes to additional memory. It has SDXC slot for an additional 64GB of storage. You can also attach USB 2.0 in case you want to transfer apps or files. An HD video port is also present. The NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 is used as the processor. It also has a spacious 2GB of RAM.

iPad Mini

There is no new phenomenon about the thin vertical bezel that is common to iPad touch. The large screen is always a good reputation. However, it maintains the resolution which was seen in the iPad 2 version.

One of the high points of Apple’s iPad Mini is the price which is very affordable. However, Apple was able to overlook some crucial points in recreating this Mini gadget to run in rival with the Microsoft Surface.

The A5 processor gives it a rapid response and the 16 GB memory can make you upload lots of apps which you can take with you wherever you go.

You will find it cheaper than the conventional 9+ inch tablets. It also looks very good, aesthetically and very pleasing to the eyes.

The rivalry is based on the price and the technology integrated too it. So, consumers have the power to choose what is best for them.


App for iPad mini:

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Currently on Sale during Pavtube's Christmas and New Year Sale) has been upgraded to Version 4.2.0. This new version provided video presets for iPad mini, iPad 4, iPhone 5, new iPad 3, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, The New Apple TV, Galaxy S III, Microsoft Surface RT, Asus Vivo Tab RT, SONY PS Vita, Kindle Fire HD, Windows Movie Maker and more. With it, you can easily and quickly convert virtually any video/audio/DVD to iPad mini supported format without any hassle. This program is also well compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista. Download and have fun now!

If you are interested in how to convert and enjoy videos onto iPad mini, turn to this page: iPad Video Specials - Guides for Beginners to Enjoy Movies on iPad 3 & iPad 2

If you want to convert DVD to iPad mini, view this page: DVD to iPad Mini - How to Convert and Play DVD movies on iPad Mini.

If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Surface tablet, just check out Microsoft Surface RT Column to learn more. If your movie isn't already in one of the Surface RT supported formats or it's still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the 20% OFF DISCOUNT Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate (or the 20% OFF iMedia Converter Mac)which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Surface RT or other Windows RT based tablet for smoothly playing.