Microsoft Unveils Windows Tablet Computer That Rivals iPad
The Suface was unveiled yesterday by Microsoft to compete with the iPad. The Surface is a PC tablet that will run a version of the Windows operating system that has not been released yet called Windows 8. This is the company’s very first commercial PC that is directly designed and sold by Microsoft.
The Surface does have some unique features beginning with the cover that flips down and becomes a full keyboard. It also features a magnesium case that is very rigid, a kickstand that is built in and a pen that is used by clicking into the tablet.
This new device takes over the Microsoft Surface, a giant touchscreen, which was introduced to retailers and customers in the commercial trades back in 2008. The Microsoft Surface tablet is going to be the first system available on Windows RT, which is a new version of Windows 8.
At some point in the fall, the Windows RT version is going to be available in 32 and 64 gigabyte systems. It will have a price that is comparable to other tablets that are currently on the market. The most popular is Apple’s iPad, which has a retail price of $499.
A few months later, the complete version of Windows 8 is going to hit the market in 64 and 128 gigabyte systems. The price will be around $1,000, which is comparable to ultrabooks. One key change is that Microsoft is not going to be the exclusive manufacturer of the new Windows tablets.
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