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By the numbers: Microsoft's Surface vs. Apple's iPad

While there is much more to both Microsoft’s new Surface tablet computer and Apple’s iPad than pure specifications, the physical and technological differences between the two devices are likely to play a part in which device tablet PC buyers might ultimately favor.

Here’s a look at how the market-leading iPad shapes up against the new Microsoft Surface. Figures are taken from each company. Microsoft cautions the physical dimensions of the Surface could change slightly from those announced Monday.

Microsoft Surface, Windows RT edition

Weight: 676 grams
Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display
Battery: 31.5-watt hour
Interfaces: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antenna
Storage: Configurable for 32GB, 64GB

Microsoft Surface, Windows 8 Pro edition

Weight: 903 grams
Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD Display
Battery: 42-watt hour
Interfaces: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Storage: Configurable for 64GB, 128GB

Apple new iPad Wi-Fi

Weight: 652 grams
Thickness: 9.4 millimeters
Display: 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
Battery: 42.5-watt hour for up to 10 hours Web, video, music
Interfaces: 30-pin dock Apple connector port, headphone
Storage: Configurable for 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Apple new iPad Cellular

Weight: 662 grams
Thickness: 9.4 millimeters
Display: 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
Battery: 42.5-watt hour for up to 10 hours Web, video, music
Interfaces: 30-pin dock Apple connector port, headphone
Storage: Configurable for 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

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