7 Tablets That Put the iPad to Shame
1. Microsoft Surface RT and Pro ($399, $899 respectively)
The Surface RT offers the lightweight flexibility of an iPad, with a built-in kickstand for support that the iPad lacks and a cover which includes a keyboard (both a capacitive touch version and full-key version) that the iPad cannot match.
The iPhone, and by default the iPad, became quick hits in the business world. The Surface Pro offers a feature the iPad simply cannot match and that is a full blown version of Windows. Now, the Pro is heavier and slightly bulkier than an iPad, but running a seamlessly integrated version of Windows that is so popular in office around the world puts the Pro ahead of the iPad.
Pros: Both devices have abilities the iPad does not, including multi-tasking capabilities, stylus pens, and USB drives for expanded storage. Additionally, the Surface RT (a more direct competitor) comes with a lower price tag.
Cons: The Windows marketplace is a distant third behind the App Store and Google Play in terms of depth of apps offered. Additionally, the Pro is rather expensive at $899 but is a full blown computer in tablet size.