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  ↓
Microsoft announced Windows 8 powered Surface Tablet 1

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.

 

[highlight]Availability[/highlight]

[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.

[highlight]Pricing[/highlight]

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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