Microsoft has reportedly been working on a Surface device that will challenge the iPad. The tablet, which will likely have key features from the company’s Surface line, is supposed to be a competitor for the Apple’s $400 iPad. And Microsoft is quite close to bringing the device to market too, since the device has apparently made its way to the FCC for certification.
The documentation lists the model number as 1824, but that’s pretty much all you can discern from it. Of course, the FCC is usually great at not giving away many details of a product before it is launched.
According to rumours, the new Surface tablet will have a 10-inch display, but with smaller bezels. The device will use an Intel processor, possibly the M-series chips, and it will apparently provide 9-10 hours battery life. Microsoft is also expected to use USB Type-C charging for the device, while Windows 10 Pro should take care of the software side of things.
The price is of course expected to be close to Apple’s $400 iPad, but it’s yet to be actually revealed.