Microsoft ‘Surface 2,’ ‘Pro 2’ vs iPad 5, Rumors, Release Date: How Will 'Pro 2' Compare?

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(Photo : REUTERS/Bobby Yip ) A Microsoft Surface tablet is seen during the launch of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in Hong Kong October 26, 2012. Microsoft launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 will be hitting the market soon to compete with Apple's new iPad 5.

Apple has previously led the back in the tablet field. However, the as IBTimes reports, the company continues to delay their product launch, paving the way for other tablets' success.

Fingerprint sensors would allow the controlling of playing games, ebook reading, and other features. Apple has been reportedly been working on the same technology for the new iPhone 5S, iPhone 6.

Microsoft has not officially revealed the release date for the Surface 2, but reports involving the recent price cuts are hinting that a new model will be released soon. Experts predict that stars will align for the "Surface 2," "Pro 2," and Windows 8.1 release.

KPopStarz reports that the Surface 2 will feature Intel's new Haswell processors, and have a 7-inch edition to compete with Google Nexus and Apple's iPad Mini. The Surface 2 may be dubbed the "Surface Plus," and may be available before Christmas.

A member of the Surface Development Team said that the Display Port on Surface Pro can drive an external monitor with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600p.

Meanwhile, Apple's iPad 5 will include an A7 quad processor and a Smart Cover that comes with an inductive charging transmitter. This means that when the cover is attached to the iPad, the device begins charging once it is closed. The iPad 5 may boast a 9.7-inch screen with similar resolution to the first two iPads. 



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