Surface versus Venue in tablet wars

They released around the same time and are both trying to build up buzz so they aren’t pushed aside by Amazon, Apple, and Google for the Christmas gadget rush. How do Microsoft’s and Dell’s tablet combatants stack up against each other?

Microsoft is close to selling out its pre-order inventory of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, according to a tweet from the official Microsoft Developer Twitter account.

The news adds to recent momentum for Microsoft’s maligned tablets, including several major enterprise and institutional deployments and increased developer support for Windows 8’s Modern UI. Still, Microsoft’s refreshed slates could struggle to stand out in the crowded field. Competition will include not only familiar foes such as Apple’s iPad, but also other Windows tablets, including Dell’s just-announced Venue Pro line.

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