Is it a bird?A plane? No it’s Microsoft’s new Tablet!
Is it a bird, is it plane? A tablet or a PC? Well, Microsoft’s new Surface is a bit of both!
Microsoft has on Monday developed a Window tablet computer of its own design, upending one of the world’s most successful business strategies over the past three decades.
The first commercial PC that Microsoft has designed and sold so far runs a yet-to-be released version of its Windows operation system; the Windows 8.
The new piece of hardware accentuates many of the now-standard tablet specs, such as a 10.6 inch high-definition touchscreen and front and rear facing cameras, which all fit into a 9.3 millimeter, 1.5-pound frame.
Yet Surface is more than just your typical tablet, for it brings forth new features such as the cover, for instance, that flips down to become a full keyboard. A magnesium rigid case and a pen that clicks into the tablet are among the beautiful features and add to that a built-in kickstand.
It seems that Microsoft is attempting to salvage a brand name that it has used earlier on; the first Surface hit the markets back in 2008. It was basically a giant touchscreen computer that was directed at retailers as well as other commercial customers.
Customers will be able to enjoy the new Surface on a version of Windows 8 that is called Window RT. ARM-microchips will be run on this operating system. These microchips are actually inside 95% of the world’s Smartphones as well as tablets. However, another version of Surface shall be tailored for the fuller Windows 8 operating system, which will run on Intel chips.
Though Microsoft has not disclosed any specific release dates, however, the company said that the Window RT version shall be available sometime this autumn. The customers will be able to pick between a 32 and a 64 GB versions, both that are said to be priced in accordance to other tablets already there in the market. Apple’s most basic version of the iPad sells at $499.
The full Windows 8 version will be in markets supposedly three months later in 64 and 128 GB versions. Microsoft’s price points are set to be somewhat equivalent to those of Ultrabooks, which normally sell at around $ 1,000.
Microsoft declared that it will not be the sole manufacturer of the Windows tablets. Granting all this, it’s still an unconventional turn for the world’s largest software company. What do you think? What is the preferred tablet for your taste?
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