Microsoft’s affordable Surface tablets will be primarily aimed at the education market

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Last week, we reported that the
Microsoft is planning to launch an affordable Surface
tablet with Windows 10. Meanwhile, more information about
this upcoming device has appeared online.

The upcoming Surface tablet is designed with a focus on schools
and educational institutions. Furthermore, the device won’t be
running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor but instead, it
will be running on an unknown Intel processor.

The rumoured Surface tablet will offer all day long battery
life, Wi-Fi as well as LTE capabilities, USB-C port
for ultra-fast charging. In addition, Microsoft is also working
on cheaper Surface Accessories including Surface Pen and
Surface Keyboard.

It appears that Microsoft is still committed to the affordable
devices and it certainly makes sense to target students. The
rumoured device could have been even cheaper if the device was
powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and Windows 10 ARM.

It goes without saying that Microsoft aims to compete with
Apple in the tablet segment with its upcoming Surface
device. Microsoft is already competing against Apple in
the 2-in-1 market, but the software giant doesn’t have any
direct rival to the iPad Pro. The most affordable iPad is
available for around $400, while the Microsoft Surface Pro base
model is priced around $799, so it’s pretty clear that the
affordable Surface tablet will be the software giant’s answer
to Apple’s iPad.

Here take a note that, Windows 10 on ARM is not buried alive,
Microsoft is working on this project very actively and the
Always Connected PCs have already started to ship. The company
is constantly working on the optimizing the performance.

We’ll soon see how Microsoft is going to compete with Apple’s
recently launched iPad 2018. The whole story would be
up-side-down if Microsoft managed to launch this affordable
tablet with Windows 10 ARM. Let us know your thoughts in the
comment below.



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