Microsoft has revealed how its tablet will look like. The company has named its tab “Surface” and they run on Windows 8; the much anticipated OS by Microsoft. So do you think that Surface has the aptitude to be your next tab – or mobile PC?
Microsoft will launch two models of Surface, one running on Windows 8 Pro and the other on Windows RT. The Surface RT will be powered by ARM processor while Intel will power Surface Pro. The Pro will have more power with high resolution. The lower model weighs 677g. Microsoft brings it with 10.6″, 16:9 ClearType HD display. It has 31.5W-h battery and will be available with 32GB and 64GB of on-board storage options. Other connectors include Micro SD, USB 2.0, Micro HD, Video and 2X2 MIMO Antennae for better WiFi performance.
The Pro model is really Pro, as it is heavier, weighs about 930g and is thicker 13.5mm. This size is ideal to provide enough space to Intel Ivy Bridge i5 processor. It has Full HD ClearType display with 1920×1080-resolution. A 42W-h battery fuels it and its connectors include Micro SDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort and the same antennae. It is available with two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.
Both Surface tabs will have twin cameras, dual microphones tuned for Skype, stereo speakers and are available with VaporMg cases. Another interesting feature is kickstand that lets you sit this tab on table while you are watching videos. It has got pen support so that you can input it at 600dpi resolution. The RT model will come with preinstalled Microsoft Home and Student 2013 RT. Both Surface tablets have a touch cover and a type cover.It is protective cover with pressure sensitive multi-touch trackpad and keyboard. It gets attached magnetically.
The price and released date has not been out yet though there are rumors that the RT model is due to be released this fall followed by Surface Pro that will be shipped in roughly 90 days.
The only question arises, whether Surface will be able to beat its competitors at their own game? Time will tell.