Microsoft just announced its first tablet, called Surface.Here are the specs:
- 9.3 mm thin
- Full-sized USB port
- Magnesium case
- Weighs 1.5 lbs
- 10.6-inch display
- Built-in kickstand
- Magnetic cover, similar to Apple’s Smart Cover for iPad
- Cover has a flip-out multi-touch keyboard with trackpad
- The keyboard-cover accessory is just 3 mm thin
- Two versions: The RT version will only run Windows 8 apps. The Pro version will run all Windows apps.
- The pro version is a bit thicker and heavier. 14mm thick. Weighs slightly less than 2 lbs.
- Pro version has perimeter venting to keep the device cool.
- Pen (stylus) input.
- The pro version is essentially a full desktop PC crammed into a tablet.
- No price or release date yet.
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