“This will be a major Microsoft announcement – you will not want to miss it.” Were the words that Microsoft had told the Press Meet last time. To ‘little’ much of a surprise Microsoft yesterday unveiled the ‘Surface’ Tablet which is claimed to be revolutionary as its one of its kind tablet that can be used both as a PC and a Tablet.
The tablet comes in two versions, One running the Windows RT and the other one much popular Windows 8 – Pro.
Now for the Features of Microsoft Surface Tablet.
Size: The Surface tablet is 9.33mm thin for the Windows RT and 13.5mm for the Pro version.
OS : Windows RT – Known during development as Windows on ARM, will be a version of the Windows 8 operating system for ARM devices.
Windows 8 Pro
Input/Output : Two USB 2.0 Ports,MicroSD Port for the Surface RT version and MicroSDXC for the Surface Pro version. The RT version has a Micro HD Video port while the Pro version has a Mini DisplayPort Video.
Storage : Surface running Windows RT will be available in 32 GB and 64GB sizes, while Surface running Windows 8 Pro will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB sizes.
Screen : Surface has a 10.6-inch 16:9 widescreen HD display screen. The screen is made of the tough Gorilla Glass to make unexpected falls and bumps invisible to device in terms of damage. A Touch Cover for the device protects the screen, the inside of the 3mm cover doubles as a fully functional keyboard with a built-in trackpad when opened up. A stylus also comes with the Pro version, and attaches to the side of the tablet for easy storage.
Microsoft has not yet announced the Surface Tablet Price for any versions. I will update this post or link to a new one when its announced, So stay subscribed.
Here is the Promotional Video for Microsoft Surface:
Now the comparison part – Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad 3rd Generation.
Here is a chart that compares the different features of Microsoft Surface Tablet vs. Apple iPad 3rd Generation. I rebuilt this from the chart at Mashable. 🙂
When will Microsoft Surface Tablet be available?
Although there is no official announcement on the availability of the device, It can be guessed that since it ships with Windows 8 Pro.. The device will be available only after Windows 8 is launched which will be around Late October or November.
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