It’s been a long time coming but Microsoft have finally made their first official leap into the consumer Tablet market. The introduction of their new Surface PCs for Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT has set the tech world alight this week. These unique 10.6-inch slates offer an uncompromising user experience thanks to rich productivity apps like a touch-based Office 15 suite and an innovative ‘Touch Cover’ keyboard solution.
The Redmond tech giant is not known for its device-making exploits, being best known perhaps for making PC Mice and the Xbox, but the Surface Tablets seem set to finally allow them to compete directly against Apple’s iPad. No pricing or official release date have been provided on the two devices so far but for now you can check out our full analysis and discussion video by clicking on the YouTube video box below.
- OS: Windows RT (aka, Windows on ARM)
- Display: 10.6-inch HD Display.
- Chip: Nvidia Tegra.
- Weight: 676 g (iPad 652 g)
- Thickness: 9.3mm (iPad 9.4mm)
- Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video
- Software: Office 15, among other apps
- Battery: 31.5 watt-hour (iPad: 42.5 W-h)
- Configs: 32GB, 64GB
- OS: Windows 8 Pro (aka, Windows on Intel)
- Display: 10.6-inch HD Display: 16:9, 1920×1080.
- Chip: Intel Core i5 “Ivy Bridge.”
- Weight: 903 g
- Thickness: 13.5mm
- Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video
- Battery: 42 watt-hour
- Configs: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB