Microsoft Surface Tablet:
June 19, 2012
As we get closer to the release of the Microsoft Surface Tablet one can only wonder what price tag it will carry. No word on pricing for the Microsoft Surface Windows RT Tablet or the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro Tablet. There are some differences between these two Windows tablets. One being the release date and the other is the type processor that will be running the apps. The Windows RT version is made for the Nvidia ARM and expected this Fall, while the windows 8 tablet will be using the Intel 3rd gen Core I and expected January 2013. Forget a windows 7 inch tablet, the Microsoft Surface Tablet is in the 10 inch tablet category at 10.6 inches.
Both of the Surface tablets will have VaporMg casing, front facing and rear facing HD cameras and a 3 millimeter thin Touch cover that magnetically clips on and functions as a keyboard (available in 5 colors). Each features Microsoft's ClearType HD Display that automatically adjusts for indoor and outdoor viewing. Also, the Surface tablets have a built-in kickstand providing the view for multimedia and for the front facing camera used for Skype video calls. Another highlight of the Surface tablet is Xbox SmartGlass. Xbox SmartGlass allows you to connect to the Xbox for watching movies and more. As for the software end, you get the Metro-style user interface, expect to find Office pre-installed and more apps available at the Windows Store.
The Microsoft Surface Windows RT Tablet as previously stated will run on the ARM processor and the Windows RT OS, a lighter version of Windows 8. It will be available with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory and it will host a USB 2.0 port, microSD slot and micro HD video out. It will have a (9.3 mm) 0.36 inch profile.
The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro will be 0.53 inches thin, runs on an Intel based processor, supports microSDXC cards, and have a USB 3.0 and mini display video port. Additionally, it will have a pen with palm block as an extra input feature to the Type cover. It will be available with either 64GB or 128GB internal memory. This windows 8 tablet will weigh 31.85 ounces.
So if you're shopping for either a new 7 inch tablet or a 10 inch tablet, the question that you have to ask yourself is do I have the patience? The patience to wait for the Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet or the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet? These tablets seem to have all the features current tablets have, (excluding the unknown possibility of 3G or 4G connectivity), plus a few added highlights.