With commencement of war between various smart gadgets, Microsoft has unveiled its Surface Pro tablet after much anticipation. According to experts, the tablet resembles all the functions of a general PC but is comparatively lighter and even small than that. Even Apple’s Mac Mini is a great device, launched sometime back.
Experts are giving their thumbs up regarding the latest Surface Pro and an overall comparison between the two products will certainly help in making an in-depth analysis of both these gadgets. Surface Pro runs on the latest operating system of Windows 8, while Mac Mini runs on OS X. However, Windows 8 can also be installed in Mac Mini.
Features of Surface Pro
Surface Pro comes with a 1.7 GHz processor including maximum RAM of 4GB. The gadget provides HD display with 1080p picture quality. There is no facility of wired networking. Internal storage capacity is extended up to 30 to 89 GB. Apart from this, micro SDXC card slot helps in using files from an external source also.
Display quality is enhanced with introduction of accelerometer of ambient light. Additional sensor device of gyroscope compass is also installed in Surface Pro from Microsoft.
Online video chatting is possible with high-powered 720p dual camera. A powerful battery enhances working duration up to 5 hours with a single session of charging. Surface Pro weighs about 2 pounds, which is slightly heavier from other products of similar category, but still lighter than an average conventional laptop.
Features of Mac Mini
Mac Mini from Apple possesses a processor of 2.3 to 3.3 GHz, along with a maximum RAM of 16GB. The system also comes with an advantageous Gigabit-Ethernet connection. Internal storage capacity of the gadget ranges between 256 GB to 2 TB; in addition, there are SDXC card slots. Thunderbolt port helps the gadget to be connected to other display devices.
Sensory devices of Fanboi attitude monitor, Kool-Aid drink field and Reality distortion field helps in enhancing picture quality and produce highest picture quality. The device however weighs about 2.7 pounds.
Striking package of Surface Pro
Although Surface Pro and Mac Mini differs in many specifications, yet the packaged features of Microsoft’s latest device Surface Pro is really a treat for consumers. With such advanced features and even battery back up, the device is surely to attract global customers with virtue of its advanced specifications and price factor. Although possessing features that differs from those of Mac Mini, yet, it can highly be determined as a completely packaged device capable of handling individual customer’s preferences and is even affordable than its counterpart.
Surface Pro is even capable of working as a media center computing device, which makes it even more interesting. Advanced operating system of Windows 8, compact and high graphics processor along with high quality DisplayPort would definitely make Surface Pro, an interesting media-center-PC. As a matter of fact, it can rightly be said that Surface Pro is comparatively pocket friendly gadget, if such innovative features are taken into consideration.
Similarities of Surface Pro and Mac Mini
In spite of all these differences, there are certain glaring similarities between the two products. The features which run exactly similar to that of much appreciated Mac Mini, has helped experts believe that Surface Pro is above than any other ordinary tablet.
High-end processor of Core i5 Ivy Bridge with a base system RAM of 4GB makes both the systems to fall under similar category regarding functional capabilities. Both the gadgets are powered by graphics processor of Intel HD4000. Apart from this, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking facilities are also exactly similar in nature.
Both the tablets feature ports for USB 3.0, including that of SD card slots. There are also built-in speakers, performing as a portable entertainment system also. Both of them can run on the operating system of Windows 8, although Mac Mini is powered by OS X, an advanced system for desktop PCs. The devices also support external mics and analog headphones (having ports that support these accessories).
High-powered batteries are specially designed to provide ample power for active functioning of both the gadgets; however, they are hardly operable for more than 5 hours with a single session of battery charging. Both the gadgets are not comfortable to hold casually by hand.