Microsoft has planned a low-cost surface line to compete with Apple's $ 329 iPad

While Apple's iPad and Surface of Microsoft ctinue to compete in the tablet market, a new report released today by Bloomberg claims that Microsoft predicts that its next line of tablets will be cheaper to attract people to surface products that are not interested in the more expensive Surface Pro. The move aims directly to compete with Apple's recently launched $ 329 iPad, and could see Microsoft start the devices as early as the secd half of 2018.

According to people familiar with the company's plans, tablets will be priced of about $ 400, so they would be even more expensive than the cheapest optis of Apple. They will be the first Surface devices to adopt USB-C edges and rounded "like an iPad", instead of the square corners of current devices. Storage levels will include 64GB and 128GB, as well as LTE optis, and devices will include 10-inch displays.

The Surface Pro

In an effort to make tablets 20% lighter than the high-end $ 799 Surface Pro, Microsoft would sacrifice up to four hours less than the current generati (13.5 hours for Surface Pro). We do not know much about the inside of the upcoming tablets, but people have said that Intel will provide the main processor and graphics chips.

The devices will ctinue to have the crutch for vertical typing and video observati in current Surface models, and they will use Windows 10 Pro. In the end, the company is trying again to enter the market at low prices after …

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