Microsoft Surface Tablets Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro Unveiled
Adam Parnala | On 21, Jun 2012
Microsoft previously declared their entrance in the hardware manufacturing market as they made public their new line of Microsoft Surface tablets. As far as I know, this is their very first try to construct their own gadget so this is really worth every exposure it receives. The Microsoft Surface will have two versions: Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.
The Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is the simpler among the two. If we will describe it, we can say that this is for the ‘average juan’ wherein this type of person is just a regular user and he/she doesn’t have much knowledge in the wide world of gadget tweaking.
On the other hand, the Surface for Windows 8 Pro is in contrary to the RT. It is more suited to users with a sufficient knowledge in gadgets and those who may need some other extra features. Let’s take a peek of their features:
Microsoft Surface for Windows RT Tablet Specifications
- Windows RT + Home Office & Student 2013 RT
- NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip processor
- 10.6-inch ClearType HD display
- 32GB / 64GB storage
- microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
- 31.5Wh battery
- Weight: 676 grams
- Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
- Accessories: Type Cover, Touch Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
Microsof Surface for Windows 8 Pro Tablet Specifications
- Windows 8 Pro
- Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processor
- 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display
- 64GB / 128GB storage
- microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini
- DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
- 42Wh battery
- Weight: 903 grams
- Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
- Accessories: Type Cover, Touch Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
So what’s new in these two tablets? Actually, these are not only tablets – they are more of an ultrabook. The good thing about these two goodies is that it has a smart cover – but with a twist. Nowadays, a lot of people still prefer a laptop over a tablet because of the presence of a keyboard. And today, Microsoft made the great leap. The Microsoft Surface tablets will not only carry that usual smart cover but it will be bundled with a keyboard.
Now you might be thinking, will I register inputs if I will lay my hands or fingers to rest atop the keyboard? The answer is no. Microsoft was obviously smart enough to make it ready to distinguish a valid input than a mere wrong touch. Needless to say, it recognizes the pressure instead of obeying the slightest touch.
The Microsoft Surface tablets’ prices are still unknown for now as Microsoft preferred not to announce it yet. Both devices will be made available by October of 2012.