Microsoft has recently hit the tablet market by introducing its first own brand tablet, “Microsoft Surface” which is available in two version “Surface” or “Surface Pro”. The surface tablets made their first appearance at super secret event that held in Los Angeles, California on 18 June, 2012. The price of this latest tablet has been recently revealed from Bloomberg and TheNextWeb. They stated that the Surface and Surface Pro will be available at the price of $599 ((around £380) and $999 (around £640) respectively.
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Both tablets run on Microsoft own brand OS system. Surface tablet is powered by window RT operating system, while Surface pro tablet is powered by window 8. Specification wise both versions of Microsoft Surface are good compared to the leading Android and iOS. The surface and surface Pro use ARM CPU and Intel CPU respectively.
The surface tablet is equipped with Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology which supports an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity. Both have same 10.6”screens but delivers different resolution. Pro version gives 1920×1080 resolution, while RT version delivers 1366×768 resolution. Surface comes with HD display and Surface Pro comes with Full HD Display, so due to the high quality features the price of surface pro is higher than surface. The cost of the surface tablet is similar to the ARM tablets which is available with 32 and 64 GB of internal storage. Window 8 Pro would be similar in price to upcoming Ultrabooks.
Microsoft will provide with two keyboards covers: touch and type. Both work as protective covers that attach to the surface through magnetic strip. The keyboards is equipped with gyroscope and accelerometer sensors as well as included with multi-touch touchpad. The looks of the tablet is totally different than the iPad because it indicates range of seams and comes with fully flat surface. Surface model is offered with USB port and micro-SD slot. Users can enjoy camera features with surface tablet. It is packed with both front-facing and rear-facing camera. You can capture meeting and events hands-free by placing your tablet on kick-stand.
The latest announcement of Microsoft will really compete with Apple. Microsoft has set the price of tablet high, but there is chance for price to come down if sales will be slow. The release date of Microsoft surface tablet is not revealed yet, but may be it will available in different time. The pro version is expected to come in the market 3 months after the Windows RT version. The price of pro version is not bad because it comes with larger screens, 64GB solid state drive which allows expending internal memory up to 128GB.