Saturday, January 19, 2013

Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Tablet

On 26th October 2012 Microsoft released windows 8 operating system running Surface tablet. It was announced on June 18, 2012, by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
The Surface comes in two versions: one with Windows RT and another with Windows 8 Pro. The Surface RT model uses an ARM CPU, while the  Surface Pro model will use an Intel CPU. Both models are able to install new applications via the Windows Store, however only the Windows 8 Pro model allows the installation of traditional third-party desktop programs.

Surface RT
Surface Pro

 Surface and Surface Pro have screens of 10.6 inches (27 cm) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Both tablets use Microsoft's ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.

Though Surface RT is available only in  Microsoft Stores and online, Surface Pro will be available in late January 2013.

Prices were announced as follows:
  •     Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB (no keyboard cover): $499/£399
  •     Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB with Black Touch Cover: $599/£479
  •     Surface with Windows RT, 64 GB with Black Touch Cover: $699/£559
  •     Surface Touch Cover (white, red, black, cyan, or pink): $119/£99.99
  •     Surface Type Cover: $129/£109.99
  •     Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro, 64 GB (no keyboard cover): $899
  •     Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro, 128 GB (no keyboard cover): $999

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