Microsoft is reportedly making cheaper Surface tablets to rival the iPad this year


Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is busy prepping a new line of Surface tablets with smaller price tags for the second half of 2018. The goal is to steal some of the market share that Apple has grabbed, thanks to the iPad. The upcoming range is slated to start at $400 and come with 10-inch displays with rounded-edge cases, USB-C ports, roughly nine hours of battery life, and 20 percent lighter bodies than older models. That should give Microsoft a fighting chance in competing against Apple, which recently added a cheaper $329 model to its iPad lineup. However, it’s worth noting that…

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