Microsoft unveils its own tablet, tags it as Surface for Windows

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
    31.5Wh battery
    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
    42Wh battery
    Weight: 903 grams
    Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
    With Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, 
    Pen with Palm Block
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