Microsoft Surface to be Wi-Fi only despite iPad 4G competition

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The first Windows 8 tablet, the Microsoft Surface could already be fighting an uphill battle against the iPad after more specs were leaked before its arrival

 

The upcoming Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet will reportedly be Wi-Fi only in a bid to cut costs, the upcoming tablet has already been declared as Microsoft's answer to the huge success of the Apple iPad.

According to Bloomberg, sources close to the matter were able to reveal that Microsoft have been hugely focused on keeping the price down in order to remain competative against the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime and Apple's iPad.

As such the company would only be able to offer a Wi-Fi only version of the tablet, it's not yet clear whether this is exclusively for the Microsoft Surface RT or indeed for both tablets including the Microsoft Surface Pro.

Microsoft Surface specs

Microsoft recently unveiled their first Windows 8 tablet in the form of the Microsoft Surface. Using a liquid-metal casing the Microsoft Surface RT is incredibly thin at only 9.3mm while the 10.6-display will feature the incredibly strong Gorilla Glass 2.

Describing the Windows 8 Surface tablet as a “full PC,” Microsoft has paired its Pro model iPad competitor with an impressive 1920 x 1080p Full HD ClearType screen with the metal backed tablet playing host to a full size USB 3.0 connector and the option of 64GB or 128GB storage capacities.

Source: Bloomberg

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