Apple iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface are the two tablets that were brought out amidst lot of hype and speculation. The battle between these two "flagship gadgets" is indeed a fierce one.

In sync with this, both these gadgets are compared with their important aspects going head to head in an exhaustive comparison.

iPad Mini Vs Microsoft Surface:

Price tag and screen size: Microsoft Surface is being touted as a "stiff competitor" to the iPad Mini. Firstly, Surface has a price tag of $499. It has a screen size of 10.6 inches which is built on the ClearType HD technology. The screen has a resolution of 1366X768 pixels.

The iPad Mini has a price tag of $329 and its screen size is 7.9 inches that uses the IPS LCD technology and has a resolution of 1024X768 pixels.

Processor: An NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor drives the Surface and the gadget has 2GB inbuilt RAM.

iPad Mini is driven by an Apple dual core A5 processor and is incorporated with 1GB internal RAM.

Camera: Surface comes incorporated with two 720p Life Cam front and rear facing cameras whereas iPad Mini has a 5MP iSight and a 1.2 MP Facetime cameras.

Storage Area: Microsoft Surface tablet is available in two variants based on the storage capacity viz 32GB , 64GB.

Apple iPad Mini is available in three variants based on the surface area viz 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Operating system: Microsoft's Surface comes with the Windows RT pre-loaded. Windows RT is the operating system that Microsoft has designed exclusively for use in its Surface tablet.

Apple's iPad Mini comes with the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system.

Additional accessories: Users can get a 3mm keyboard case with the Microsoft Surface, whereas iPad Mini comes with the SmartCover.

The above are some of the main aspects that make the battle between the Microsoft Surface and iPad Mini a fierce one. Now, it is left to the users to decide the outcome of this "Tablet PC war."