After an immense doze of rumors and speculations, Microsoft’s CEO has officially announced their first tablet powered by Windows 8 called “Surface” which is quite an impressive take on Apple’s iPad since it has no true competitor.
Described as a “tablet that’s a great PC, and a PC that’s a great tablet,” the Surface looks to be much more than an iPad competitor. From a design perspective, it’s a lot different to anything we’ve seen on the market, and as you can see from the photos, could be a game-changer. It has a 10.6-inch display hardened by Gorilla glass, magnesium casing, and weighs in at just 1.5 pounds
While we have been listening to Apple blabber about using liquid technology in upcoming products, Microsoft has made it’s mark on becoming the first tablet manufacturer with the liquid metal finish. It also has a built-in kickstand which enables the device to stand freely (ideal for watching movies).
However, the best feature is it’s ability to attach a keyboard Magnetically which can prove very useful for those writing lengthy documents, bloggers etc. Speaking of magnetic features, this tablet will come with a stylus, which is claimed to be designed in such a way that’l you’ll feel writing completely natural and feels as if the pen is in direct contact with the display and just like the keyboard, stylus will magnetically latch on to the Surface’s body
Now about the price and specs, well there is no official confirmation regarding the price and whereas the specs are confirmed, Surface will be available in two varieties: one, built on the ARM architecture, running Windows RT tablet software and a Pro version, which uses Intel CPUs, and runs a full version of Windows 8.
The RT version will be available in 32GB and 64Gb versions and the pro version will be available in higher capacities. Also there will be USB 2.0 ports available in the RT version and there might be USB 3.0 ports available in the PRo version.
With such impressive design and specs, Surface might knock off iPad from its tablet supremacy. We’ll only know that when we find out the pricing and detailed specs regarding the surface. We’ll keep you posted when we find more info regarding this impressive piece of work by Redmond