With Microsoft launching the Surface tablet this year, and Google entering the fray with their own brand of Nexus tablets, it would seem that customers are spoiled for choice. However considering that both tablets run different platforms, it’s not just about choosing the tablet with better hardware, but also the tablet whose platform suits you best. In a survey conducted by Parks Associates, it seems that in Q4 of 2012, interest in the Microsoft Surface tablet appears to be higher compared to the Nexus 7, almost double in fact.
As you can see in the graph above, the Surface tablet sits at 21%, while the Nexus 7 is at 12%. However when compared to a survey conducted for Q3 of 2012, the Surface tablet appears to have garnered much higher interest. Parks Associates are suggesting that it might be due to the price of the Surface tablet that might have put customers off from buying it. Given that the Nexus 7 is priced considerably lower than the Surface, perhaps there might be a ring of truth to that, but what do you guys think? Are you starting to see more Surface tablets around you, or Nexus 7s?