I’ve got great news for you if you’re a fan of apples to watermelons type comparisons. There’s a wonderful iPad 3 vs. Surface head-to-head style review at a site called Trusted Reviews. Maybe it’s part of a new Fantasy Reviews section.
Seriously though, these guys have done a head-to-head review of the iPad 3, which is what is often referred to as a real product that’s been available to buy and use for over 3 months now, and the Surface – which cannot yet be bought or used or tested out in any meaningful way by anyone other than Microsoft staff working on it. Once again, Surface does not even have a release date or price tag as yet.
Beyond the comical nature of the comparison in general, I love that the Surface RT is deemed a slam dunk winner in the ‘connectivity’ section of the review. That’s the device that doesn’t exist yet, and which apparently has no cellular connectivity options, as a slam dunk winner over the iPad 3 with WiFI + 4G options. Great call there.
I also love that the conclusion section of the post says ‘It might be too early to call a winner …’. Wow, ya think? Think maybe you might want to wait for the Surface to be, I don’t know, released or something?