Microsoft Unveils Surface
At an invitation only gathering in California last night – Microsoft announced their revolutionary new hardware product “Surface”.
Recognizing that users want to “do it all” without compromising on what PC’s are known for, Microsoft approached the product design in a forward looking manner. Knowing that today’s PC’s need to be mobile and people want access to information and the ability to create content anytime, anywhere. Using applications that were written for Windows, but work perfectly on Windows 8. Microsoft adds another chapter to their story,
Surface is a tablet that works and plays the way you want to -a tablet that’s a PC housed in a super thin case – 9.3mm with beveled edges. The first of its kind, a PC in a magnesium case with a 10.6 inch display, full size USB 2.0 ports, a display port and it weighs in at only 1.5 pounds.
Surface was specifically designed for Windows 8 with semantic zoom (like an iOS device) and according to Microsoft, it has the best WiFi of any tablet available today. Surface comes with a built in folding kick stand, an optional tactile or touch keyboard cover as well as a rear facing camera, pen/stylus device. There will be 2 snap on keyboard options as well, a Touch Cover and a Type Cover.
Being a mobile device, it also has all the internet capabilities and applications necessary to allow you to do whatever you want without compromise. As this is a full-fledged PC, it will also run MS Office. Surface for Windows RT and Metro will be available running an Nvidia processor with 32GB and 64GB of storage and the Intel version will have larger storage capacities. All priced to compete with other tablets in the marketplace.
Steve Ballmer’s closing comment was: “We took the time to get Surface and Windows 8 right. To do something that was really different and really special. We’re proud of the Surface like we’re proud of Windows 8. Because of Windows 8, the Surface is a PC, it’s a tablet… it’s something new.”
Here’s an introductory video of the new Surface
See some additional information and specifications here:
Watch for more Microsoft information as this website becomes available