Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet for Entertainment on the Go


Microsoft is getting into the tablet business. The software giant unveiled their “Surface” tablet to rival Apple’s new iPad for entertainment and business on the go. The device features a 10.6″, 16:9 widescreen HD Display to deliver a great picture for movies and comes bundled with MS Office Home. The first devices are expected to ship with the Windows 8 release.

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Here are the specs that Microsoft has released:

  • Windows RT model:
  • OS: Windows RT
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip
  • Display: 10.6″ ClearType HD Display, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Camera: Front webcam, Rear camera
  • Sound: Stereo speakers and dual microphones
  • Ports: microSD, full-sized USB 2.0, Micro HD Video
  • Productive: Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • Features: Integrated Kickstand
  • Cover: Touch Cover – 3mm thin magnetic cover that doubles as keyboard and trackpad
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage
  • Thickness: 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 676 g (under 1.50 lbs.)
  • Windows 8 Pro model:
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
  • Display: 10.6″ ClearType HD Display, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Camera: Front webcam, Rear camera
  • Sound: Stereo speakers and dual microphones
  • Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video
  • Features: Integrated Kickstand, Pen with Palm Block
  • Cover: Touch Cover – 3mm thin magnetic cover that doubles as keyboard and trackpad
  • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage
  • Thickness: 13.5 mm
  • Weight: 903 g

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