Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pre-Order Microsoft Surface, in stores on October 26

With the growing demand and popularity of tablets, Microsoft, which had already unveiled its tablet in June 2012, is now on the brink of launching it. Surface will be out for customers from. 26, 2012 at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Following are the tech specs for surface.

Surface with Windows RT

Surface with Windows RT
Surface with Windows 8 Pro
OS Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store. Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.
Exterior 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in
1.5lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
2lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
Storage 32GB*, 64GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less
64GB*, 128GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less
Display 10.6" ClearType HD Display
1366x768 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch
10.6" ClearType Full HD Display
1920x1080 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multi-touch
CPU Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
2GB RAM
3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Battery 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Pen Input NA Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
Cameras and A/V Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
Two microphones,
Stereo speakers
Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor
Microphone,
Stereo speakers
Ports Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port
Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Power Supply 24W power supply 48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Apps (included) Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games. Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-rt/specifications

Surface with Windows RTSurface with Windows RT

 

Surface with Windows 8 ProSurface with Windows 8 Pro

Microsoft has priced Surface with Windows RT at $499 and price for Surface with Windows 8 Pro is to be announced. We will have to wait and see if this will help Microsoft win the battle of tablets in the market where it ruled the roost for personal computers.

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