Microsoft has a gigantic market when it comes to desktop department; and when this enormous company designs a hardware for the more portable computer (tablet), worldwide tech-enthusiasts will call it the next “big” thing in consumer electronics.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, introduced the upcoming 10.6-inch slate as the “Surface” which raises several eyebrows of tablet leaders, especially that of Apple and other Windows 8 tablet manufacturers. The device will come into two variants: the one that will run in Windows RT with ARM chipset and a Windows 8 Pro Intel-based version.
Both tablets will be in 10.6-inch Gorilla Glass 2 display having a vapor-deposited PVD magnesium as its chassis. What make this tablet different from the rest of the pack are its built-in kickstand and the magnetically attached cover that could function as full multi-touch keyboard and trackpad.
Ballmer also announced that the availability of the Surface for Windows RT will be this fall and Surface for Windows 8 Pro will be 3 months after of the previous’ release and pricing will soon to follow. Check out the rest of the specs below.
Surface for Windows RT Tablet Specifications
NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip processor
10.6-inch ClearType HD display
Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
32GB / 64GB storage
microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Weight: 676 grams
Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
With Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
Surface for Windows 8 Pro Tablet Specifications
Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processor
10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) display
Windows 8 Pro
64GB / 128GB storage
microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Weight: 903 grams
Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
With Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand,
Pen with Palm Block