Microsoft unveils "Surface" Tablets

image Microsoft launched a family of tablets named Surface, built on Windows 8 to compete with Apple’s iPad

The touch-screen tablet is company’s 1st major venture into computer hardware

It is designed to function as a PC with attachable keyboard cover and as a Television watching platform

The Surface will be available in two versions, a base or basic version, named simply "Surface" that will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. A second version, named "Surface Pro" will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.

Type: Tablet computer
Operating system: Windows RT (Surface); Windows 8 Pro (Surface Pro)
CPU: Nvidia Tegra ARM (Surface); Quad-core Intel Core i5 (Surface Pro)
Storage capacity: Surface: 32 or 64 GB and microSD slot; Surface Pro: 64 or 128 GB and microSDXC slot

Weight: 676 g (Surface), 903 g (Surface Pro)

Input: Multi-touch screen, Touch Cover, Type Cover (Surface); Pen with palm block (Surface Pro)

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