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New Surface tablet by Microsoft

Microsoft just revealed a tablet of their own that seems to have quite a number of advantages when compared with competitors.

  Author: mat | Source: blog.gsmarena.com | 19th June 2012  
 
 
 

Microsoft introduced a new tablet named Surface that looks like a cross between a tablet and a netbook. 10.6 inches in compact housing offers its users a perfect Windows 8 experience and comes in two versions.

Version no. 1 Windows RT is suited for a less demanding user, weighing 676 gram at 9.3 millimeters of thickness. USB 2.0, micro SD and Micro HD video come as standard, with 32 or 64 GB of storage as choice. Surface will be introduced to market same time as Windows 8. Price should be competitive.





Version no. 2: Windows 8 Pro  is suited for a more demanding user and leans more in direction of laptops, weighing 903 grams with thickness of 13.5 millimeters. Memory is doubled and users will be able to choose between 64 and 128 GB, with connectivity similar to RT version, differing in USB 3.0. Availability of product is expected three months after launch of Windows 8.





One of more interesting novelties should be covers that can be attached to the tablet via magnets and have a full QWERTY keyboard on the other side. A digital pen will be available as well, working like digital ink.. so when it comes close to the screen, sensibility to fingertips will be discarded.



 

 
 
   
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podtalje, 22nd Jun 2012, 1:20 AM
Looks very promising.

If there will indeed be compatibility between desktop and tablet version of Windows, I think it will be very successful.
 
 
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TheDude, 22nd Jun 2012, 10:17 AM
Sure does look promising, the Surface Fail in the video bellow, let's blame the IE




 
 
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TheDude, 14th Aug 2012, 7:49 PM
The Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 will cost you no more than $199 and will be available for the purchase from October 26th, according to Engadget:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/14/micro....

 
 
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mat, 17th Oct 2012, 12:40 PM
The prices for the Microsoft Surface RT are out.

64 GB with Black Touch Cover - $699.00
32 GB with Black Touch Cover - $599.00
32 GB without Black Touch Cover - $499.00



The Microsoft Surface RT features:

OS
Windows RT, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview2

DIMENSIONS
10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in, Weight: Less than 1.5 lbs, Casing: VaporMg, Color: Dark Titanium, Physical buttons: Volume, Power

STORAGE
32 GB, 64 GB

DISPLAY
SCreen: 10.6" ClearType HD Display, Resolution: 1366 x768, Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen), Touch: 5-point multi-touch

CPU
Chip: NVIDIA T30, System memory: 2 GB RAM

WIRELESS
Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology

BATTERY
Up to 8 hours mixed activity, 7-15 days idle life

CAMERAS
Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing

VIDEO
Two microphones

AUDIO
Stereo speakers

PORTS
Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card reader, Headphone jack, HD video out port, Cover port

SENSORS
Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer

WARRANTY
1-year limited hardware warranty

APPS
Mail, Messaging, Word, Power Point, Excel, OneNote, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Music, Video, Games, and more.



You can already pre-order the Microsoft Surface RT here: http://goo.gl/tnDMX

 
 
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podtalje, 18th Oct 2012, 4:25 PM
I think the prices are expected. It's not exactly cheap but also not to expensive for what you get and I think they will sell quite well.
 
 
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NikMan, 18th Oct 2012, 4:26 PM
Well Google's Nexus is only 199USD and I think it's a much better bargain. And they will soon introduce a bigger one too if you ask me. It should be cheaper.
 
 
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NikMan, 17th Nov 2012, 8:12 AM
Check out the UI of new Surface RT. I really love the gestures and everything else.

 
   
 
 
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