It became known about Microsoft's intention to release a line of tablets that can compete with the iPad devices from Apple. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing some sources.According to the source, a line of inexpensive tablets Surface will enter the market in the second half of this year. It is expected that the new gadgets will interest users who previously preferred the iPad from Apple because of the lower price. Budget tablets Surface will get 10-inch screens, from 64 to 128GB of internal memory, LTE modems and port USB-C, and they will run Windows 10 Pro. The gadgets will be noticeably lighter than Surface Pro models, which will come at a price, including battery life. It will be reduced by about 4 hours compared to its predecessors and will be about 8-9 hours. The cost of the new Surface will be about $400. The start of sales is scheduled for the second half of 2018.