Head-to-Head: Microsoft Surface Vs. Apple iPad


Communications

Again, Microsoft was short on details when it came to Surface communications. There's Wi-Fi, of course, and Redmond played up the dual MIMO (multiple-input, multiple output) antennas that give Surface the "best possible Wi-Fi experience regardless of angle." There was no mention of Bluetooth connectivity or a cellular option.

The version of iOS released with the iPad 3 allows it to be configured as a Wi-Fi hotspot for as many as five devices. What's more, iPad 3 is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 high-speed, low-energy protocols plus 3G/4G options for AT&T and Verizon networks.

ADVANTAGE: iPad