Microsoft Surface Tablets Announced with Windows 8

by HEMANTH KUMAR on June 19, 2012


This is amazing, as the speculations up to yesterday, Microsoft announced its own-branded tablets Microsoft Surface. In the mystery event at Milk Studio’s, Los Angeles, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the device. Microsoft’s Windows head Steven Sinofsky said, there will be two Surface Tablet PC’s available, one running Windows RT powered by ARM chipset, another one running Windows 8  powered by  Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge chips.

The ARM based Surface Tablet will run Windows RT (Windows 8 for ARM chipset) weighs 1.5lbs, 9.3mm thin, a 10.6-inch ClearType HD display, built-in kickstand and is the first PC with a “VaporMg” (which is pronounced “vapor mag”) case, according to Microsoft. It will ship in 32GB or 64GB versions.

The Intel-based Surface Tablet will run Windows 8 Pro comes with a thickness of 13.5mm, weighs 1.9lbs and with USB 3.0 support, a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display and with a “VaporMg” (which  is pronounced “vapor mag”) case, kickstand. It will ship in 64GB or 128GB storage. This version will include additional digital ink support through a pen.

Pricing & Availability

Microsoft Steve Ballmer said the pricing will be competitive to comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC’s and will announce closer to the availability of the Tablet in the market. We can expect the Windows RT Surface tablet price around $500 – $600 and Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet price around $800 – $1000, This is just my guess and not announced by Microsoft.

We expect the availability of the Surface Tablets in the market along with Windows 8 OS.

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