Daniel Porter
Jun 19, 2012

New Microsoft tablet surfaces

In a rare Hollywood-based release party, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed Microsoft's latest Tech offering -- the Surface -- with almost Apple-esque pomp and circumstance. The surface seems targeted at both consumers and corporate users, "designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise." The tablet comes in two versions: the Windows RT version, less than a centimeter thick and weighing only one pound, and the Windows 8 version, slightly thicker and half a pound heavier. Both offer a 10.6" HD display, as well as an integrated kickstand for hands-off viewing. Accessories designed to go with the Surface include a stylus, as well as two variations on hard cases that double as detachable keyboards.

Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows
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