Microsoft Surface Debuts, World Trembles
Earlier this week, Microsoft held a press conference to release its latest product family, Microsoft Surface. You can see the video here.
The product itself? We’re looking forward to seeing it in action. According to the specs on Microsoft’s website, Surface is a Tablet with a 10.6″ HD display running Windows 8 or Windows RT. It has a full-sized USB port on one side, cameras on both sides of the tablet, and a magnetic connection to either a “classic” keyboard or a touch-pad type one. We’re impressed by the size and features of both options: a 9 mm thick, 1.5 lb option set to arrive in October that will run on low-power ARM chips and a slightly bigger Surface tablet that will run on an Intel chip with a stylus and a sturdier keyboard/cover.
Rumors and questions abound: will the tablet screen be pressure sensitive? What is pricing going to look like? Is Microsoft going to be able to compete after being out of the computer/tablet market for so long? Is having a kickstand a feature that will start showing up on other tablets? All that Nerdy Stuff will keep you posted…