Microsoft Surface Tablet Release Date, Specification, Review & Price
Microsoft announced Microsoft Surface, the whole new family of computing device from Microsoft. Microsoft Surface is a all new Windows 8 loaded tablet from Microsoft, its a new companion for Windows 8, its a tablet that can be used to work and to play, a tablet that can do all the things that a PC can do. Microsoft Surface specification is really outstanding that it almost blow away the boundary between a PC and a tablet. Pretty exciting ah? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, announced this device in the special even that is for the Microsoft Surface. There are lot of things to say about this tablet. I am actually kind of in a real confusion now whether to call this a tablet or PC ‘cos it actually is a combination of both. The handling and the light weight feature that makes it more like a tablet and the amazing Intel i5 processor and a graphics engine combined with the Full HD display makes it more like a PC specs to me. Now, lets have a look at the technical specification, do a full review and see how the Microsoft Surface priced at. Microsoft Surface comes in two variants which differ in size and the specifications.
Microsoft Surface Tech Specs For Windows RT And Windows 8 Pro
Surface for Windows RT Tablet Tech Specification
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip
Weight: 676 grams
Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
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
Surface for Windows 8 Pro Tablet Tech Specification
Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
Weight: 903 grams
Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchpanel
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
Microsoft Surface Tablet Features and In Depth Review
- Microsoft Surface is really the first tablet of its kind. It can be used both for playing and like a PC. The Windows RT version is just 9.3 mm thick and the edges are really bevelled to make it feel more comfortable while holding. There are USB ports on the side for the better experience.
- It is one of the first product that is made of fully magnesium case and the Microsoft calls it as VaporMg Case, which is really strong and light weight. The whole device weights only 676g and the entire surface is scratch resistant and wear resistant. For additional safety, the Microsoft Surface uses the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for the touch screen.
- You can play games, watch movies on the Full HD Display. The integrated Netflix application lets you choose any movie from the cloud and play it right on the amazing screen.
- Microsoft Surface offers the very best Wi-Fi reception as it features two antennas.
- The integrated super thin stand helps you to keep the tablet in the best viewing angle especially while you are watching a video.
- There is a magnetic strip on the bottom of the device to connect the accessories like the keyboard etc.
- You may be wondering how the heat generated in the device is going out. The Microsoft surface uses Perimeter ventilation which makes sure you will never block the vents.
- The display uses a Palm block technology, which locks the screen when you bring the pen near to the screen.
- Connecting the keyboard doesn’t make any problem in holding the device as it can be completely turned back. The best part about this is that, the keyboard stop taking input when it is folded to the back of the device. It is done by the accelerometer on the keyboard.
- Microsoft Surface Tablet Release Date
There is no word about the Microsoft Surface release date of the tablet. Anyway, according to Steve Ballmer, it will be only after the official release of the Windows 8 OS. He also added that, the Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro release date will be 90 days after the release of the Windows RT version.
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Microsoft Surface Tablet Price
The Microsoft Surface Windows RT price in US will be around $599
The Microsoft Surface Windows RT price in India will be around Rs 33,200
The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro price in US will be around $999
The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro price in India will be around Rs 52.000
Again, the Price and the release date are not yet confirmed by the Microsoft. I will be update the post once the official statement is out. Till then, do stay connected with us by following on Facebook and by email subscription.