Introducing the Microsoft Windows Tablet – Surface

Just last Monday Microsoft introduced to the public Windows tablet PC’s running on the company’s latest operating System Windows 8. This is an attempt by Microsoft to enter into the Apple dominated tablet market. Tablet computing has been dominated by Apple tablet products for a long time. Microsoft unveiling its own tablet computer – Surface is a welcome development if I may say. Everyone knows that Microsoft may not be the best Tablet designers but will surely give Apple a deserving competition when they finally enter into the Tablet market.

I will definitely love to use a Microsoft Windows tablet, as this will be seen by many others like me as merging the best of PCs and mobile computing. Microsoft’s Surface is designed to work both as a PC and also as a tablet. Microsoft’s Surface comes in two versions the Windows RT version and the Windows 8 Pro version. There are just slight differences in their specification as listed below.

Surface RT Windows Tablet specs:

1. Windows RT operating system

2. Nvidia ARM CPU

3. 9.3mm thick

4. 676 grams/23.85 ounces

5. 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display

6. 31.5 watt hour battery

7. Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, micro HD video, 2×2 MIMO antennae

8. Storage options: 32GB and 64GB for Windows RT

9. Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras

Surface Pro Windows Tablet Specs:

1. Windows 8 operating system

2. Intel third-generation Core i CPU

3. 13.5mm thick

4. 903 grams/31.85 ounces

5. 10.6-inch ClearType “Full HD” Display

6. 42 watt hour battery

7. Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort video

8. Storage options: 64GB and 128GB

9. Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras

Here you will see that while the Windows RT version is super-thin with just 9.3mm thickness the Windows Pro version is about 13.5mm thick. Both come with two USB ports, something Tablet PCs don’t come with. The Windows RT version comes with a Micro SD port as well where as the Windows Pro version comes with a microSDXC port.

The surface is just 16:9 widescreen HD screen and 10.6-inch thick touch screen made from a hard glass that will be difficult to scratch or even break. Another 3mm cover serves as a fully functional keyboard. While the Windows RT version comes in just 32GB and 64GB sizes, the Windows Pro version comes with a higher capacity of 64GB and 128GB sizes.

When is it coming?

Microsoft Surface Windows Tablet RT version will be available when Windows 8 launches but the Microsoft Surface Windows Tablet Pro version will be out 3 months later.

While Microsoft is yet to place a price on their new product, bloggers like me and other PC user and Microsoft products lovers cannot wait to lay our hands on this device as we can already see the usefulness ahead of time. I can’t imagine a better blogging device than the Microsoft Windows Tablet – Surface  which I can still use as a full computer if need be.

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  1. okutavio says

    Since it is an ARM processor, current software will be useless, such as Office. I suppose there will be a a Office 201x that can be run on ARM. I’ll wait for the Slate with Windows 8.

  2. Nwosu Desmond says

    Definitely, compatibility will never be a big case for Microsoft once it has to do with their own products. They must have considered it already….

  3. says

    yeah the microsoft surface specs are nice but too thick! They reaslised this and decided to partner with samsung to make the SUR40 which is 4 inches thick. it became this slim because of the replacement of the 5 IR near cameras with the pixelsense(NUI) technology. The pixelsense can respond to 52 different touches simultaneously. For more info goto
    Planet Nerd

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