Microsoft Surface Tablet surfaces

  • June 19, 2012

Microsoft Surface TabletMicrosoft Surface – On Monday Microsoft unveiled it’s new windows based tablet the ‘Surface’.

Two versions of this much anticipated piece of hardware were announced, the RT version that runs Windows 8 apps only and the Pro version which run all windows apps.

At first glance this looks like a pretty impressive peice of kit with a 10inch touch screen wrapped in a magnesium case that Microsoft calls VaporMg, and a cool magnetic 3mm touch cover the doubles up as a full touchscreen keyboard, upgradable to a 5mm cover with built in trackpad.

Both keyboard covers  power down when folded back against the tablet utilising a built in accelerometer.

Prices for the two devices will be announced closer to the launch date

Launch Video


Microsoft Surface Specs

Key specs for the two devices are as follows:

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  • Windows RT operating system
  • Nvidia ARM CPU
  • 9.3mm thick
  • 676 grams/23.85 ounces
  • 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display
  • 31.5 watt hour battery
  • Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, micro HD video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Storage options: 32GB and 64GB for Windows RT
  • Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras


[tab title=”Microsoft Surface Pro”]

  • Windows 8 operating system
  • Intel third-generation Core i CPU
  • 13.5mm thick
  • 903 grams/31.85 ounces
  • 10.6-inch ClearType “Full HD” Display
  • 42 watt hour battery
  • Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort video
  • Storage options: 64GB and 128GB
  • Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras