Gadgets June, 18 2012

Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Tablet Computer

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At a surprising last minute press event in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled their very own Surface Windows 8 Tablet Computer. Both in terms of design and functionality the tablet is actually rather impressive. Of course now it comes down to actually using it and seeing how it integrates with apps and other devices.

“Measuring just 9.3mm thick, the Surface for Windows RT is built around an angled, all-magnesium VaporMg case that weighs just under 1.3 pounds, with an NVIDIA-made ARM chip powering the whole affair. Microsoft’s hardware partner has also gone all-out on extra touches, such as a built-in stand, twin 2×2 MIMO antennas for WiFi, and a 10.6-inch optically-bonded, Gorilla Glass 2-covered HD display.”

Most interesting is for sure the added display cover, which is also a full on keyboard and track pad – smart move and use of all that real estate. For the start there will be a Surface for Windows 8 RT and a Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet, each coming with different specs. What do you think, can the Microsoft Surface compete with the iPad?

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