Microsoft Surface/Windows 8 Tablet Specifications, Reviews and product highlights

With announcement of two new Surface tablets – ‘Surface RT’ and ‘Surface Pro’, Microsoft shown its determination to enter tablet market. Surface RT will be the Windows RT based tablet to be released first, followed by more advanced Surface Pro that will be running Windows 8 OS. This post covers both of the tablet version’s specifications, common features and highlights of surface tablet.

Microsoft Surface Tablet key specifications

Microsoft Surface Tablet
Recently, Microsoft unveiled its two Surface tablet versions running on its own Windows 8 Operating System. Surface RT is the light version and empowered by NVIDIA ARM CPU, whereas its successor Surface Pro is more advanced tablet embedding Intel third-generation Core I processor and will be running smoothly on Window 8 operating system.

Surface RT/Pro Tablets – common features

Both Surface tablets show many innovative features such as having 10.6-inch ClearType "Full HD" touch-capacitive large display screen having 16:9 aspect ratios. The tablet wrapped in a magnesium case 'VaporMg' (pronounced as "Vapor mag").

Surface Tablet PCs keyboard is the highlight of the product with distinct features – a full touch-screen keyboard magnetically-attached to machine and 3mm-thick Touch cover of tablet that folds down to work a keyboard.

Users are provided with another option for tablet cover, where user can opt for a 5-mm thick type cover having a built-in track pad. The built-in accelerometer helps keyboard to power down when folded back against the tablet.

The Surface price can be same as of the iPads that sell for $499 to $829 and depending on model of the tablets – as per Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet PC Specifications

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet
The 10.6-inch touch screen Surface RT tablet is powered by NVIDIA ARM processor with a storage option of 32GB and 64GB and machine runs Windows RT operating system. The low power Surface RT able only to run the Windows 8 Metro applications.

The device debuts dual cameras – both Front and rear-facing are "HD" cameras and sports USB 2.0, microSD, micro HD video and 2 x 2 MIMO antennae for connectivity.

The machine has 31.5 watt hour battery and the 9.3mm thick Surface RT tablet is 676 gms/23.85 ounces in weight.

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet PC Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro tablet has 10.6-inch tablet confirming 16:9 aspect ratios from Microsoft. The device encompasses Intel third-generation Core i CPU with 64GB to 128GB storage capacity and runs on Windows 8 operating system. The device will work exactly like a laptop or a notebook and if require, you can also connect it to a larger display.

The machine sports dual cameras – one Front and one rear-facing and both are "HD" cameras and having USB 3.0, microSDXC, mini DisplayPort video for connectivity.

The tablet will be having 42 watt hour battery for power backup and 13.5mm thick Surface Pro tablet weights to 903 grams/31.85 ounces.

Microsoft Surface Tablet highlights

  • The 10.6-inch large display touch screen

  • Surface RT tablet wrapped in a magnesium case 'VaporMg'.

  • A 3mm-thick full touch-screen magnetically-attached keyboard that is also works as the Touch Cover of the tablet.

  • 5-mm thick type Cover option having a built-in track pad.

  • Windows 8 operating system

  • 64 – 128 GM internal storage

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