Microsoft announced Windows 8 powered Surface Tablet

Microsoft surface tablet

Microsoft unveiled the much awaited Windows 8 powered tablet named Surface Tablet in Los Angeles. There will be two options for Microsoft’s Surface [abbr title=”Personal Computer”]PC[/abbr], one powered by Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge chips running Windows 8, and another Surface powered by an ARM chipset and Windows [abbr title=”Run Time”]RT.[/abbr] Both of these models comes with 10.6″  [abbr title=”High Definition”]HD[/abbr] screen,  a built-in kickstand, an optional detachable magnetic multi-touch keyboard with trackpad, and run the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Here are the complete specs ↓

Surface Windows RT

Surface Windows 8 PRO

OS

Windows RT

Windows 8 Pro

Weight

676 g

903 g

Thickness

9.3 mm

13.5 mm

Display

10.6” ClearType HD Display

10.6” ClearType Full HD Display

Connectivity

microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae

microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae

Productive

Office ‘15’ Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover

Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block

Practical

VaporMg Case & Stand

VaporMg Case & Stand

Memory

32 GB, 64 GB

64 GB, 128 GB

Energized

31.5 W-h

42 W-h

As far as, the the Tablets are quite thin, as you can see here  ↓

Additionally, the Intel version will include additional digital ink support through a pen that magnetizes to the body of the tablet. Both of Microsoft’s Surface tablets feature optional Touch and Type keyboard covers. Microsoft claims it’s a tablet that’s as great as a PC, and a PC that’s as great as a tablet.

Watch the promotional video showing the Microsoft Surface tablets.

 

Availability

[abbr title=”Run Time”]RT[/abbr] version will be available with the release of Windows 8 and the Pro version will come 90 days later. They will be available in physical Microsoft Stores and select online Microsoft Stores only.

Pricing

Microsoft says suggested retail pricing will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC,  because Windows 8 is not out officially. Hopefully we will get to see details in next 2-3 months.

Official Website for Microsoft Surface Tablet is here 

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