Microsoft Surface: Specs and Features Windows 8 Pro Tablets


Microsoft has announced that it would design and sell its own ‘Surface‘ tablets to showcase Windows 8 general release will be the 26th October and take on Apple’s iPad and Google’s new Nexus 7 in devices that are capturing more and more of the computing market.

Microsoft Surface, Surface Pro, Windows 8 Pro Features

The Surface will be available in two versions, ‘Surface’ and ‘Surface Pro’. ‘Surface’ will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. ‘Surface Pro‘ will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.

However, Windows 8 is designed not only for laptops and PCs, but also for computers with touch displays. Both tablets use Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.

The Surface tablet will be available with a 3mm Touch Cover that senses keystrokes as gestures to enable users to type faster. It will come in a range of colours. The tablet features a built-in kickstand to keep it upright. The Pro version will have a stylus for users to take down handwritten notes. The Surface sports a full-sized USB port. Other connectivity options include – Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications) and microSD.

The device has a 10.6-inch screen and supports an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is best suited for wide screen viewing. The Windows RT version measures 9.3mm in thickness while the Windows 8 Pro version is slightly thicker at 13.5mm.

Features of Microsoft Surface:

  • Thin, light and it has a great battery.
  • Full sized USB port.
  • Print, share, or charge your phone on the go.
  • 10.6”, 16:9 widescreen HD Display.
  • ClearType HD Display technology.
  • An ultra-wide viewing angle.
  • The auto-adjusting screen intensity.
  • An integrated Kickstand.
  • Fully functioning keyboard and trackpad.
  • Two LifeCam cameras.
  • Stereo speakers and dual microphones.
  • Touch Cover comes in five vibrant colors.

Specifications of Microsoft Surface:

OS Windows RT Windows 8 Pro
Light 676 g 903 g
Thin 9.3 mm 13.5 mm
Clear 10.6” ClearType HD Display 10.6” ClearType Full HD Display
Energized 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Connected microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Productive Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview, Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Blo
Practical VaporMg Case & Stand VaporMg Case & Stand
Configurable 32 GB, 64 GB 64 GB, 128 GB

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