Microsoft launches its own brand of tablets
Microsoft will be competing its new brand of tablets against the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Microsoft Surface tablet will be shipped 3 months after the launch of the Windows 8 platform, which is expected in October and is available in two specifications.
There will be two specifications available - one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and the other will have a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Unlike the iPad it has a USB port and is available in 32GB and 64GB size.
The tablets come with a built-in kickstand and a 3mm magnetic cover, which also doubles as a traditional keyboard.
The new tablet will also have two webcams, called LifeCams. The rear-facing LifeCam is angled to 22 degrees so you can flip out the Kickstand and record meetings and events hands-free. The tablet also comes with stereo speakers and dual microphones tuned for Skype.
The Microsoft Surface tablet weighs 676g and has a screen size of 10.6in. It is being described as a combination of PC and tablet: Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, called the device a ‘tablet that’s a great PC – a PC that’s a great tablet.’
Thursday, June 28, 2012