#1. Battery Life: He compared the Surface RT (the only one currently available) to the iPad. As they are both on reduced, supplemental OSes rather than full-powered desktop OSes, the comparison comes off very well.
#2. Screens: While the iPad 2 is NOW the least expensive full-sized model, at the time of purchase by the writer I highly doubt that was true. I, personally, happen to still be using a first-gen model and I would certainly be comparing a Surface RT tablet to what I already have rather than spending twice just to compare to the most recent version. Some people earn money by writing and simply cannot afford to buy the latest and greatest every time something new comes out.
#3. Phones: iOS is to the iPhone and iPad as Windows Phone 8 is to Windows RT--almost identical. The comparisons as such should be similar as well. While I will grant that the available apps for Windows8/RT are a little slim at the moment, they were for the iPhone/iPad when they first came out as well--as were Android apps. To make such complaints when quite honestly few people have even had the opportunity to support the new OS devices is simply facetious. It seems a lot of people see a potential that you simply want to ignore.
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