Microsoft has revealed that they are launching their own tablet device running the upcoming operating system Windows 8 called Surface. This announcement has ended mounting speculation with the company showcasing a 10.6-inch display that will be powered by an Intel CPU and a 9.3-inch display with an ARM-based processor.
This tablet will have Windows 8 RT as its operating system as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer said at the launch event, "Much like Windows 1 needed the mouse, we wanted to give Windows 8 it's own hardware. This combination of hardware and software works together to deliver an amazing experience."
The tablet has Gorilla Glass 2 display with Microsoft describing the device as “full PC”. It has an impressive resolution of 1920 by 1080p offering full high definition capabilities. There will be two storage options with 64GB or 128GB for the 10.3-inch model and 32GB or 64GB for the 9.3-inch model. In addition, it will have a full size USB 3.0 connector.
It is incredibly light as it weighs only 862g making it one of the lightest tablet devices on the market. Microsoft has pushed the business credentials of the tablet as it will also have a full size QWERTY keyboard and trackpad. This tablet can be covered with a range of Smartcovers but for those who do not want this extra feature then there is a kickstand within the device that will aid in the media playback and the bevel edge design gives the tablet that sleek look and feel.
Microsoft did not reveal when the Windows Surface will be released in the UK or its pricing details.
Published on Tuesday 19 June 2012 @ 10:05:05 by ANDYW
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