During its special media event, which it just wrapped up at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, California, Microsoft and a team of the firm’s executives this morning finally put to bed the rampant speculation surrounding the company possibly launching a tablet of its own.
From touch to type, office to living room, from your screen to the big screen, you can see more, share more, and do more with Surface. Create, collaborate, and get stuff done with Office. Explore your world with fast, fluid Windows 8 apps. Discover new music, movies, and games in the Windows Store.
Featuring a 10.6-inch display, magnesium (liquid metal) casing, built-in kickstand or those nights in with your favourite movie, and support for digital ink with pen input — Microsoft Surface arrives in two distinctly different flavours, including a lower-end model and a higher-end model. One of these models will run Windows RT, while the second model will run Windows 8 Pro.
The lower-end model will be available in 32GB and 64 GB storage capacities, while the higher-end of Microsoft’s Surface tablets will offer 64GB and 128GB options.
Absolutely no word on pricing just yet. In fact, Microsoft didn’t even hint when the product might be available. All we have so far is “Coming Soon.” Check out the official promo video for Microsoft’s new Surface tablet – (below)!
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Alongside Surface, Microsoft is also launching an optional accessory called – the Touch Cover. Shown as being available in a variety of colours, the Touch Cover incorporates a full-size, multi-touch keyboard into a thin layer which is just 3mm thick — and because the Surface tablet contains an accelerometer, Windows 8 can detect when this keyboard is switched to either side of the tablet.
It connects to Surface … magnetically.