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Microsoft Surface tablet announced in two flavours

The rumours all turned out to be true as Microsoft on Monday announced there new tablet, simply called “Surface”. The tablet comes in two distinct flavours (Listed below) and some intriguing accessories such as the magnetic clip on keyboard / cover. It is interesting to note a few things though, MS is being cagey with exact CPU specs and RAM amount on these tablets, and of course “pricing” (No surprise there) but if they want to compete they will need to come in close (If not lower) than the iPad?

Surface for Windows RT tablet
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip
  • Weight: 676 grams
  • Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
  • Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
  • Battery: 31.5Wh
  • I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
  • Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
  • Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
  • Availability: “Around” the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
  • Pricing: To be determined

 

Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
  • Weight: 903 grams
  • Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
  • Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchpanel
  • Battery: 42Wh
  • I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Software: Windows 8 Pro
  • Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
  • Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
  • Availability: “Three months after” the Windows 8 launch this fall
  • Pricing: To be determined

It will be interesting to see how many Windows games will play on these tablets.
As you will have to wait until just after the Windows 8 launch to get your hands on one of these here are some videos to watch.
Surface advert:

Or watch the whole “Surface” event here:
Microsoft Surface event

 

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