Sunday, October 28, 2012
Microsoft's Surface tablet
Microsoft announced that customers can already buy Microsoft Surface at 27 retail and 34 holiday stores in the U.S. and Canada. The tablet is designed for Windows RT. The starting price is US$499 (32GB).
Surface will also be available online at microsoftstore.com in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Made with VaporMg, Surface is precision crafted to be tough yet elegant, without excessive bulk. At less than 1.5 pounds, with a watch-like finish that is smooth and durable, Surface is a delight to hold and touch.
Integrated Kickstand provides uncompromised support and flexibility. Flip out the Kickstand for hands-free entertainment. Whether you’re watching a movie or shooting video, Surface stands on its own.
The cover you can type on. Touch Cover clicks in to Surface in an instant, and offers a sleek, spill-resistant exterior for working – no matter where you find yourself. When folded back, Touch Cover automatically disables keystrokes for a full touchscreen experience; when closed, it turns off your display. Give Surface your personal touch with a color that matches your style.
Ports and Connectivity
Bring your entire media collection with you wherever you go. A microSDXC card slot lets you add up to 64 GB of extra storage. Show off everything on the big screen using the HD video out port. Full-size USB port and Bluetooth 4.0 provide clutter-free connections with wireless mice and headsets. Dual 2×2 MIMO antennas provide reliable internet connectivity.
Windows RT and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview
Work anywhere, anytime with Windows RT and Office 2013 RT. Keep tabs on news, friends, and entertainment with pre-loaded Microsoft apps. Visit the Windows Store to discover more apps and games.
Front and rear-facing 720p HD video cameras
Capture life from all sides with LifeCam. The rear camera is angled to shoot straight ahead when the Kickstand is flipped out. The Kickstand also enables hands-free Skype video chat or recording. Custom lens design and an ambient light sensor maximize light intake while providing sharp focus so you’ll never miss a shot.