Get the best of work and play with a Windows tablet. Play games, watch your favorite movies, read, and catch up with family and friends. Plus you can get stuff done with desktop programs, do two things at once side-by-side, and access your files anywhere. An iPad just can’t do all of that.
The iPad has no internal storage expansion, USB, or display ports, so adapters are required. Surface 3 includes a full-sized USB port, micro-USB 3.0 port, micro SD slot, and Mini DisplayPort.
Want to use the full version of iTunes? Or the full versions of PhotoShop, Excel, or any of thousands of other essential programs? You can't on an iPad.
The iPad only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. Surface 3 works with most printers wired (USB) or wireless.
iCloud on the iPad gives you less free cloud storage than OneDrive on Surface 3.
Surface 3 comes with one year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal****.
The iPad allows for only a single account. On Surface 3, you and every member of your family can have your own accounts, and keep your stuff separate.
The iPad can only display one app at a time. Surface 3 lets you snap two apps side‑by‑side.
* Testing conducted by Microsoft in March 2015 using 128 & 64 GB units with 4 GB RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
** System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.
*** Sold separately.
**** Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to December 31, 2015. While supplies last. Office activation required within 6 months of Windows activation date.
Storage capacity varies based on device configuration. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Technical specs, including variations in color, vary by retailer and by country or region. Images may not be to scale.
Pricing is based on MSRP on 4/2015. Retail prices may vary.
Surface 3 offers the perfect balance of performance and value. Every aspect has been meticulously crafted–from the strong, light frame with a 3-position Kickstand to the 10.8” high-resolution screen. Surface is elegant and durable enough to take everywhere. It runs Windows and Office perfectly and has a full-sized USB for easy connectivity.
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To plug a microSD card or USB device into an iPad, you need an adapter. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI includes a micro-USB 3.0 port and micro SD slot.
The iPad only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI works with most printers.
The iPad does not come with a keyboard. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI includes a keyboard.
iCloud on the iPad gives you less free cloud storage than OneDrive on the ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI.
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI comes with Microsoft Office 365 Personal**.
The iPad allows for only a single account. On the ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI, you and every member of your family can have your own accounts, and keep your stuff separate.
The iPad can only display one app at a time. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 CHI lets you snap two apps side‑by‑side.
* System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes.
** One year Office 365 Personal subscription included ($69.99 value). Activation required within a limited time.
Whether you’re a home user or busy student, this sleek, premium 2-in-1 with the new Windows and Office 365 fits the bill. It’s tough but incredibly thin at just 1/4-inch thick and less than one pound. It’s a tablet when you want to simplify, and a full-functioning PC when you add the wireless keyboard dock. You’ll be prepared to play and perform most anywhere with a long battery life, and brilliant resolution on the 10.1-inch HD touchscreen.
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