Microsoft Debuts Surface Tablet

Microsoft’s much anticipated tablet PC has now been revealed. Known as the Surface, it comes with a discrete keyboard built into the folding cover, with a stand attached to the rear that allows it to be used as a traditional touch screen device, as well as a laptop. There’s also a pair of HD cameras built into the frame, one at the front, one at the back and a single USB port. All of this is built around a 10.6 inch screen.

Two models will be made available, one sporting Windows RT and the other the new Windows 8 with its Metro interface. There will however be a 1.5 month delay for the latter after the release of the first iteration. The Windows 8 version will also have improved hardware, with a larger SSD – though it will also be thicker and heavier.

No price tag has yet been announced, but Microsoft was keen to claim complete ownership over the design, saying there had been no exterior companies used in its development or engineering.

Full specs for both models are as follows:

Windows RT model

  • OS: Windows RT
  • Light(1): 676 g
  • Thin(2): 9.3 mm
  • Clear: 10.6″ ClearType HD display
  • Energized: 31.5 W-h
  • Connected: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Office ’15’ Apps, touch cover, type cover
  • Practical: VaporMg case & stand
  • Configurable: 32 GB, 64 GB

Windows 8 Pro model

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Light(1): 903 g
  • Thin(2): 13.5 mm
  • Clear: 10.6″ ClearType full HD display
  • Energized: 42 W-h
  • Connected: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Touch cover, type Cover, pen with palm block
  • Practical: VaporMg case & stand
  • Configurable: 64 GB, 128 GB

Source: Eurogamer

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