Apple's iPad or Microsoft's Courier?

Apple's iPad or Microsoft's Courier?

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 9, 2010

Both come from the seemingly similar training camp of "a computer for people who don't want a computer." Both come with gesture support, weigh in at a little over a pound, and are backed by one of the largest computer companies on the planet. The question is - which shall you choose? (If you're unsure, check out the videos and pictures after the jump to help ground your decision-making.)

Here's what we know so far...

The iPad:

  • Single-touch screen
  • Gesture support
  • Half an inch thick
  • 9.5 x 7.5 inches in size
  • Weighs in at 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS
  • HD resolution (720p)
  • Apple's entire App store
  • Apple eBook store
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Starts at $499

Now, Microsoft's turn...

The Courier:

  • Dual-screens
  • Marketed as digital journal
  • Less than an inch think
  • A little bit larger than a 5x7 photo when closed
  • Weighs a bit over a pound
  • Gesture support and Pen support
  • eBook store
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 graphics processor (same found on Zune)
  • Webcam (Rumored?)
  • Pricing not yet announced

[Via Engadget]

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