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Microsoft May Launch Low-Cost Tablet Line to Compete Apple

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Microsoft has planned to release its new line of Surface Tablets. The company has further planned to launch these Surface tabs in the second half of 2018. Thus Microsoft aims to provide Surface tablets at a cheaper rate than Apple. This Surface tablet will feature a 10-inch screen for that amazing display. Surface tops will have round edges which resemble iPad. It has USB-C connectivity. Wearing a price tag of $400 are light in weight with four hours of battery life. Intel Corp may supply main processors and graphics.

According to the sources, Apple sold about 44 million of iPads for $20 billion in the past four quarters. On the other hand, Microsoft had made a sale of $4.4 billion of Surface hardware. IDC published a report stating that Microsoft sold 725000 tablets, whereas Apple sold 9.1 million iPads in the first quarter of 2018.

Professional-oriented Surface lineup range from $799. Microsoft thus aims to produce the cheapest versions of Surface tablets at a price of $400. Unlike Surface Pro, this model won’t be coming up with companies keyboard cover. Microsoft thus initiated the project by preparing less expensive versions of its keyboard cover, stylus, and mouse. Currently, the company is planning devices with a storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB. These models will be well equipped to connect to LTE cellular networks, people said. Microsoft devices will be powered by Windows Pro.

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