Microsoft Announces Surface Tablets

Microsoft today unveiled Tablet PCs – Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows 8 Pro built to be the ultimate stage for Windows OS.

Surface tablet for Windows 8 RT running on NVidia’s ARM processor, and surface for Windows 8 Pro, running on Intel’s Ivy Bridge (using the i5 core) weighs 676 grams and is 9.3 mm thick..

Using a 10.6-inch ClearType HD display, Microsoft tablets includes USB 2.0, Micro HD, and microSD options for connectivity. It comes with 2×2 MIMO antennas which gives the strongest WiFi capability.Both Tablets has a multitouch keyboard and a trackpad and will come with either 64 gigabytes or 128 GB of storage.

Microsoft Surface is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise. It delivers the power of amazing software with Windows and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience. Surface Tablet has edges angled at 22 degrees, a natural position for the PC at rest or in active use, letting the hardware fade into the background and the software stand out.

The 3 mm Touch Cover of Surface Tablets represents a step forward in human-computer interface. Using a unique pressure-sensitive technology, Touch Cover senses keystrokes as gestures, enabling you to touch type significantly faster than with an on-screen keyboard. It will be available in a selection of vibrant colors.

Surface for Windows RT :

•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

Surface for Windows 8 Pro :

•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

The retail pricing of bothe Tablets will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

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June 21, 2012 1:10 pm 1:10 PM

Any idea of its cost?

June 20, 2012 3:57 pm 3:57 PM

ARM is an architecture and its not associated with Nvidia. The chip used in surface is Nvidia Tegra 3