Microsoft Panning to Launch low-priced Surface tablets to Challenge Apple

Microsoft Panning to Launch low-priced Surface tablets to Challenge Apple

Microsoft has given us a first glimpse of their upcoming office tablet called the Surface Hub 2.

Microsoft's current range of Surface tablet convertible devices concentrate on the premium end of the market.

The tablets are reportedly 20 percent lighter than the Surface Pro and swap the unit's 12-inch screen for a smaller 10-inch unit.

According to the sources, it'll run Windows 10 Pro and will be powered by a 4GB and 64GB of storage and will be powered by the Intel Core M processor.

Peter Wootton, a spokesman for Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, declined to comment. In reality, though, people don't upgrade their tablet as often as their smartphone, so it's hard to figure out how many active devices each company has on the market. That would put the new Surface tablets at around nine hours of battery life - not bad, but hardly stellar.

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The news comes as Microsoft continues to lift sales from its hardware division - revenue jumped 32% in its recent quarterly earnings report. Apple recently unveiled an updated $329 iPad for education, and while few schools would ever buy such a limited device, a tablet that could be used as a real PC would be a nice alternative. That compares with 9.1 million iPads sold in the same period. The Surface Pro starts at $799 and that doesn't include a keyboard. The devices will be priced around $400, approximately Rs 27,000 and will be a direct competitor to the Apple's iPad. It will be accompanied by more affordable versions of Microsoft's keyboard cover, mouse, and Surface Pen.

The company hasn't revealed a ton of information on the new models yet, and won't say what it will cost when it goes on sale next year.

The new Surface Hub 2 will boast a 50.5-inch multi-touch panel with 4K resolution.

The company launched the Surface RT half a decade ago, without making much of a splash. The last was the Surface 3 and Microsoft stopped production for it in 2016.

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