Microsoft Surface vs. iPad intros
Compare and contrast the introductions of the Microsoft Surface tablet and the Apple iPad
By now, you probably know that Microsoft is bringing out a Surface tablet to showcase Windows 8 later this year and it will definitely be going head-to-head with the might iPad. Comparisons between the products are inevitable but our friends at ReadWriteWeb have put together a mashup that prepares introduction press conferences.
As you can see from the video below, it's clear that Microsoft is trying to deliver a similar experience as Apple. I think the video is built to kind of show Microsoft "copying" Apple a bit but this is just how you have to introduce a tablet nowadays.
That actually makes the original iPad introduction even more impressive. It's hard to remember a time before the iPad but there were a lot of legitimate questions about if there's even a market for these sorts of devices.
Heck, I remember thinking the lack of Flash and virtual keyboard would be major hurdles for the iPad. I was so wrong.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.