Head-To-Head: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Vs. Apple iPad 4

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CPU, GPU And Memory

The Surface Pro 2 will contain a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core 1.6GHz processor with 4 or 8 GB of RAM. Thanks to Intel's Haswell, Microsoft's high-end tablet will have all possible power-efficiency advantages plus the display horsepower of the Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU (also known as Intel Iris) running at 200MHz. More on Surface Pro 2's graphics and display capabilities later. Apple's dual-core A6X ARM-based SoC runs at 1.4GHz with 1 GB. The new chip includes four PowerVP SGX 554MP4 GPUs clocked at 300MHz.

Surface and iPad are available with 64 or 128 GB of solid-state storage. With Surface Pro 2, Microsoft adds 256- and 512-GB options. However, Microsoft warns that Windows can occupy as much as 43 GB of device storage.

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