On 18th June in a jam packed media event in Los Angeles Microsoft Announced it’s new hardware device for Win 8. Yes it’s a tablet device or as Microsoft calls it Surface. The device is a 10.6″ display with magnesium casing. The hardware specs are:
Win RT Model:
10.6-inch ClearType HD display; 32GB or 64GB storage; microSD, USB 2.0 and Micro HD Video ports; 2×2 MIMO antennae; and Office 15. Weighs 676 grams and is 9.3 mm thick.
Windows 8 Model:
10.6-inch ClearType HD display; 64GB or 128GB storage; microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video ports; and 2×2 MIMO antennae. Weighs 903 grams and is 13.5 mm thick.
Microsoft didn’t announce the availability date yet, but our guess is it will be right along when Windows 8 releases. The overall design looks more like of a industrial tablet. But the Win RT model is very light. Both versions will come with keyboard case.
It will be interesting to see how this device will compete with Apples iPad and also Microsoft’s own Channel partners.
The previous Microsoft Surface computing LCD panels has been renamed to Pixel Sense.
More for information please visit Microsoft Surface website at http://www.surface.com/