Microsoft Surface is the first tablet from Microsoft. Surface is the first computing device coming out of a Software giant. Surface is thin, it's lightweight, it comes with Windows 8/RT OS and can last for about 9 hours in one charging.

Surface to take on iPad

Surface is designed to take on Apple's iPad however it is not a copy of iPad. One of the greatest feature of Surface is that it comes with a keyboard and stand attached to it making it more of a computing device than just a touch and swipe gadget.

Surface Features

Microsoft Surface
  • Surface for Windows RT includes Office 15 Apps
  • Widescreen format which makes it a with movie lovers
  • Windows 8 apps.
  • 9.3mm thick
  • Sport a full sized USB port which lest you even charge your phone via USB
  • Integrated keyboard and stand
  • WiFi

Entertainment

Surface has a 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD Display. Microsoft's ClearType HD Display technology delivers a great picture for movies. An ultra-wide viewing angle makes it easy for your friends to share in the vibrant experience. The auto-adjusting screen intensity delivers great visual clarity, indoors and out. The addition of the Micro SD card slot means you can bring your entire movie and music collection with you on vacation.

Integrated Keyboard

Some activities call for a keyboard. Surface comes with an integrated Kickstand and a revolutionary, 3mm thin, pressure sensitive cover that doubles as a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad. Your Touch Cover connects to your Surface with a single magnetic click. Now you can chat with friends and respond to emails comfortably.

Cameras

Surface has not just one, but two cameras. Use the front LifeCam to chat with the people that you care about. The rear-facing LifeCam is angled to 22 degrees so you can flip out the Kickstand and record meetings and events hands-free. Stereo speakers and dual microphones tuned for Skype help you sound like you are right next door.

Protection

Surface was designed to be your go-to-device. It comes with a precision crafted VaporMg casing that protects the vital technology inside and leaves a high quality finish and feel.

Colors

Touch Cover comes in five vibrant colors. Type Cover offers classic typing experience for those who prefer a more traditional keyboard. Pick the one that best meets your needs and represents your sense of style.

WiFi but no Mobile connection

Microsoft is yet to release the full spec but if industry news is correct, Surface will be available with WiFi only and without any mobile connectivity.

Microsoft Surface Specs

Surface will come in 2 versions; Windows RT and Windows 8.

OS Windows RT Windows 8
Weight 676 gm 903 gm
Thickness 9.3 mm 13.5 mm
Display 10.6” ClearType HD Display 10.6” ClearType Full HD Display
Battery 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Connectivity microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
Stand VaporMg Case & Stand VaporMg Case & Stand
Storage 32 GB, 64 GB 642 GB, 128 GB