Difference between Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface RT was officially launched in October 2012 and now it is available for purchase in many countries. Now Microsoft is planning to launch Surface with Windows 8 pro. You may be confused by Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft Surface with windows RT is priced at $499 and Upcoming Surface Windows 8 will be starting at $999. Lets have a look on what will be difference between Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro Tablet.

What is Difference between Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Surface Pro?

Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Windows Pro have difference in Both Software and Hardware. Lets see below what is hardware and software differences between Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro.

surface windows rt surface windows 8 pro

Difference in Software

 Windows RT  Windows 8 Pro
It is brand new operating system for mobile devices. Windows Pro is upgraded version of Windows Desktop versions.
You can install Apps from Microsoft Store, it means you will be unable to run Software made for Windows 7, Vista, XP. You can install Software compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP, Microsoft store apps will be fully supported by this version.
Limited Apps available on Windows Store. You can continue with third party windows applications.
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games. Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

 

Difference in Hardware

Windows RT Windows 8 Pro
OS Windows RT Windows 8 Pro
Storage 32GB, 64GB and 2GB RAM 64GB, 128GB and 4GB RAM
Display 10.6″ ClearType HD Display
1366×768 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch
10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
1920×1080 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multi-touch
CPU Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Battery 31.5 W-h, 24W power supply 42 W-h, 48W power supply
Camera Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor
Others Two microphones,
Stereo speakers,
Full-size USB 2.0,
microSDXC card slot,
Headset jack,
HD video out port,
Cover port
Microphone,
Stereo speakers
Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port

 

So difference is clear on comparing Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft just entered in tablet world through Surface Tablet. But when comparing Surface RT with iPad and Android Tablets it is just a new thing with less apps in its store. Lets see how much apps gain for RT tablets??

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