Five ways Microsoft's Surface is better than iPad: Gallery

Summary:This article spotlights features in both Surface models that are better, more innovative, and potentially more game changing than their counterparts on the iPad.

Way 3: Ability to run apps side by side

You can run two apps, side by side, on one screen. No more flipping back and forth like on the iPad. Granted, it's not real windows like, you know, Windows, but it's a huge improvement over the Fisher Price iPad interface.

Topics: Tablets, Apple, Microsoft Surface

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