TechCrunch reports on pricing for Microsoft’s Surface RT, which I assume a sub had to be dragged kicking and screaming away from calling an ‘iPad killer’. The short of it is the low-end model comes in at the same price as the low-end iPad, but with 16 GB more storage. The high-end model matches the 64 GB iPad’s price, but you get a cover. What you don’t get is a high-density display; instead, the device clocks in at 1280 x 720 pixels, a pixel density of 139 ppi.
In the comments, Alex Wilks states:
Compared to the iPad that’s a reasonable price- you’re basically trading in the retina display for an extra 16GB of storage, so it kinda feels like the cancel each other out to me. [sic]
It’ll be interesting to see if this is how others weigh up the pros and cons of the two systems. But to me, an extra 16 GB of storage space doesn’t cancel out a vastly better display—the thing that you spend all your time looking at and interacting with.