Microsoft Surface Tablet: A New Competitor in the Market of Tablet Devices
The recent announcement on the release of Microsoft Surface tablet has set the internet on fire, especially the market of tablet devices. The expected available date of the device may cross the end of the year.
Two editions of the device will be available – one is Intel x86 and the other one is ARM. Microsoft has displayed the new line of gadgets during an event in Los Angeles.
It is quite obvious that Microsoft has brought this device as an answer to Apple’s latest iPad. Now, only time will say how promptly it can make its distinct place among tablet devices and outplay the sales and popularity of iPad.
According to Microsoft, this device has been manufactured as a companion hardware for their latest OS Windows 8. Windows 8 will come in the market in fall. Steve Ballmer, the CEO of the company, said that the new gadget was invented in an attempt to give the new Operating System its own accompanying hardware innovation.
For viewing content, the new device has a ‘kickstand’. It has a cover too that doubles as a keyboard and touchpad for content formation. A new edition of the device will be introduced having a ‘TypeCover’ intended to imitate a full-sized keyboard.
The new device sounds promising considering the speck sheet.
Windows RT Edition: This version runs on ARM. It has a weight of 676gm, a 10.6-inch HD display, and thickness of 9.3mm. It includes a battery of 31.5-watt though Microsoft did not disclose any information about the backup capacity. This edition will be available at two versions of storage capacity – 32GB and 64GB. This version also includes Micro HD Video, USB 2.0, 2X2 MIMO Antenna, MicroSD, etc.
Windows 8 Pro Edition: This version is slightly larger than the RT version. It runs on Intel i5 Ivy Bridge processor. This means that, it will give fast performance as like as a PC. The design of the two versions is same but this one is a little bit bulky with 930gm weight and 9.3-13.5mm thickness. The width of the screen is same – 10.6-inch. But, the quality of its HD display is better than the other version. A 42-watt battery is used in it and the storage capacity ranges between 64GB and 128GB. Its other facilities include Mini DisplayPort Video, USB 3.0, MicroSDXC, 2X2 MIMO antenna, etc.
Cost: Microsoft did not clearly specify the costs of these devices. They just hinted that the RT version would cost similar to the comparable slates while the Pro version’s price would be similar to competitive Ultrabook PCs. From that, it can be assumed that the RT edition’s price will range between $600-$700 while the Pro version has the possibility to have a price tag under $1000.
Except some general timelines, Microsoft did not give any specific on the arrival date of the devices. However, it is expected that the Pro edition will be released with Windows 8 OS in the fall.
Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles.
To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.