Just days before, Microsoft claimed to bring a major announcement at the event on June 18th. By the day evening we finally got what the major announcement the company referred to. The company has brought out a new Microsoft Surface tablet PC for all Microsoft Windows 8 users, the first tablet PC the company has ever made, upon their own brand new Windows 8 operating system. This new tablet PC is claimed to be designed to fully exploit the capabilities of its new Windows 8 operating system. Actually, there will be two models of the Surface tablet PC: RT version and Pro version. The RT version will feature an NVIDIA Tegra processor and the Windows RT version of Windows 8 (devices with ARM chips). While the Pro version features with an Intel Core processor and Windows 8 Pro. Both versions of the Surface feature a 10.6-inch "ClearType Full HD Display" with a 16:9 aspect ratio, VaporMg casing, front and rear cameras, and Wi-Fi connectivity. There's also a built-in kickstand in the rear of the devices.
Differences between RT version and Pro version
The Windows RT-powered version of Surface will come in at 9.3mm thick and will feature a handful of ports, including microSD, USB 2.0 and micro HD video. This model will pack 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and is expected to be available alongside the general release of Windows 8. Microsoft says that it'll announce pricing closer to launch and that it expects the price to be "competitive with a comparable ARM tablet."
Meanwhile, the Surface for Windows 8 Pro is a tad thicker and heavier, checking in at 13.5mm thick and 1.99 pounds. In exchange for the extra size, though, users will be getting a microSDXC card slot, USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort for video. The Surface for Windows 8 Pro will be available with either 64GB or 128GB of included storage. Expect a launch "about 90 days" after general Windows 8 availability. Pricing will be revealed later but is said to be "competitive" with an Intel-powered Ultrabook PC.
Both Surface tablets will be compatible with an accessory that Microsoft calls the Touch Cover, a 3mm thick cover that'll be available in five colors and will attach to the devices using a built-in magnetic connector. Besides serving as a way to protect the Surface, the Touch Cover will also act as a keyboard/touchpad that uses a pressure-sensitive tech that Microsoft says "sense keystrokes as gestures" and allows users to type "significantly faster" than an on-screen keyboard.
Surface has a 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD Display. Microsoft's ClearType HD Display technology delivers a great picture for movies. An ultra-wide viewing angle makes it easy for your friends to share in the vibrant experience. The auto-adjusting screen intensity delivers great visual clarity, indoors and out. Thus, it produces quite wonderful visual experience for you to watch HD videos on Surface, like watching Blu-ray movies on Surface tablet. The addition of the Micro SD card slot means you can bring your entire movie and music collection with you on vacation.
Even though the Windows 8 has not been released officially, there’re companies like Acer and ASUS announcing Windows 8 tablets. And now, Microsoft announced their own tablet PC to full exploit its Windows 8 operating system. As reported, the debut of the ARM-based Windows RT version of Surface is set to coincide with the launch of Windows 8. Pricing will be in-line with competing ARM tablets. The Intel Ivy Bridge i5-based Windows Pro Surface is slated to follow about three months later in 64GB and 128GB capacities with prices comparable to Ultrabook PCs. Now, let’s just wait for the official debut.