Microsoft Announces New Tablet Called Surface

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Microsoft entered the tablet arena Monday evening with the announce of a new tablet designed specifically for Windows 8 called Surface.  This may be a bit confusing as Microsoft has had a methodology in the past few years called Surface Computing.  Are they just extending this idea into the tablet market by calling  their new tablet Surface?  Maybe.  More to the point, this indicates that Microsoft realizes that they needed a legitimate purpose for Windows 8 and the Metro interface, something that many of us have cried foul on when it came to Windows 8 on the desktop.

Here’s our short coverage of the event as we followed The Verge and their living blogging and the specifications for the two models.

Surface for Windows RT tablet

Processor: NVIDIA-made ARM chip
Weight: 676 grams
Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
Battery: 31.5Wh
I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
Availability: “Around” the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
Pricing: To be determined

Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet

Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
Weight: 903 grams
Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchpanel
Battery: 42Wh
I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Software: Windows 8 Pro
Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
Availability: “Three months after” the Windows 8 launch this fall
Pricing: To be determined





  1. PBX June 23, 2012 1:58 am  Reply

    So this mean I still have a few months left to save some money for these babies.

    • Donovan Adkisson June 24, 2012 10:13 am  Reply

       @ PBX Let me know how they are.  I have no plans to buy either one of them.  :)

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