Microsoft Announces Surface As A New Windows 8 Tablet [VIDEO]
It is now official that the announcement of Microsoft Surfaced after a large number of rumors and speculations. It sounds like a great effort from the company to launch their product in the Tablet market. It has really given a poor performance to the competetion of ipads and now the company thinks that its new introduction will be huge.
This tablet will be a game-changer, as you see the photo’s of this product the design seems to be a different one and we have not seen any thing like this in the market. It is packed with ultra-light magnesium body and elegently finished with PVD, and the screen seems to hardened by the Gorilla Glass which was used by Cupertino rival Apple in there different digital products. But its edges are beveled at 22 degrees angle and it makes the device “feel natural in your hands”. As per microsofts Steven Sinofsky, the only bad point seems to be that the finish which does not look good by any means.
It is now the only tablet in the world which has got liquid metal finish and it is also got nifty in-built kickstand which will make to stand the device freely for watching the movies and it can purchase any third party accessories.
The unique feature seems to be the cover which clips on magnetically doubles as a touch enabled keyboard. As per microsoft this feature seems to be an essential one for the purchasers of the Tablet. With its three millimeter thin cover it looks stunning and it bulks out when being used as a cover.
If you ask me the most interesting thing seems to be the Stylus of the tablet and it is designed in such a way that it makes you feel so great about writing and it feels very natural and it is some thing which was not achieved by the device of this calibre. We forgot to mention that the Stylus magnetically latches to the surface body.
When compared to iPad it is larger almost an inch and it has got a 10.6 inch display and it offers more screen real-estate than any other Tablet is offering right now. Semantic Zoom offers seamless Windows experience and you can download games, movies and some general content through the windows store. There i98s a lot of space for the content to be stored because it has got 32 and 64 version available on it.
Microsoft surface has a great chance to knock out the ipad and not only that it threatens the ultrabook market, and it also surfaces the Windows Rt.And it will be packing Intel chips and with full windows running desktop apps .
The only draw back seems to be is the decent hardware announcement but Microsoft seems to be confident about its stunning surface look and challenges that it could turn the tablet market upside down.
Down you can see the video of the promo of new surface tablet,and we wish the sales of the product goes immediately high after the event.
ADVANCES IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees, and building on the company’s 30-year history manufacturing hardware, Surface represents a unique vision for the seamless expression of entertainment and creativity. Extensive investment in industrial design and real user experience includes the following highlights:
Software takes center stage: Surface sports a full-sized USB port and a 16:9 aspect ratio – the industry standard for HD. It has edges angled at 22 degrees, a natural position for the PC at rest or in active use, letting the hardware fade into the background and the software stand out.
VaporMg: The casing of Surface is created using a unique approach called VaporMg (pronounced Vapor-Mag), a combination of material selection and process to mold metal and deposit particles that creates a finish akin to a luxury watch. Starting with magnesium, parts can be molded as thin as .65 mm, thinner than the typical credit card, to create a product that is thin, light and rigid/strong.
Integrated Kickstand: The unique VaporMg approach also enables a built-in kickstand that lets you transition Surface from active use to passive consumption – watching a movie or even using the HD front- or rear-facing video cameras. The kickstand is there when needed, and disappears when not in use, with no extra weight or thickness.
Touch Cover: The 3 mm Touch Cover represents a step forward in human-computer interface. Using a unique pressure-sensitive technology, Touch Cover senses keystrokes as gestures, enabling you to touch type significantly faster than with an on-screen keyboard. It will be available in a selection of vibrant colors. Touch Cover clicks into Surface via a built-in magnetic connector, forming a natural spine like you find on a book, and works as a protective cover. You can also click in a 5 mm-thin Type Cover that adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.
An Amazing Windows Experience
Two models of Surface will be available: one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. From the fast and fluid interface, to the ease of connecting you to the people, information and apps that users care about most, Surface will be a premium way to experience all that Windows has to offer. Surface for Windows RT will release with the general availability of Windows 8, and the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later. Both will be sold in the Microsoft Store locations in the U.S. and available through select online Microsoft Stores.
Contributing to an Expanded Ecosystem
One of the strengths of Windows is its extensive ecosystem of software and hardware partners, delivering selection and choice that makes a customer’s Windows experience uniquely their own. This continues with Surface. Microsoft is delivering a unique contribution to an already strong and growing ecosystem of functional and stylish devices delivered by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring the experience of Windows to consumers and businesses around the globe.
Additional Product Information
Surface for Windows RT
● OS: Windows RT
● Light(1): 676 g
● Thin(2): 9.3 mm
● Clear: 10.6″ ClearType HD Display
● Energized: 31.5 W-h
● Connected: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
● Productive: Office ’15′ Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
● Practical: VaporMg Case & Stand
● Configurable: 32 GB, 64 GB
Surface for Windows 8 Pro
● OS: Windows 8 Pro
● Light(1): 903 g
● Thin(2): 13.5 mm
● Clear: 10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
● Energized: 42 W-h
● Connected: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
● Productive: Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block
● Practical: VaporMg Case & Stand
● Configurable: 64 GB, 128 GB
Suggested retail pricing will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT.