Microsoft unveils their new Tablet

You read that right folks, today Microsoft unveiled their first tablet, the aptly named Microsoft Surface.

There are currently two announced versions, the Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro models.  Windows RT is the clear lightweight option given the specs reported by IGN:

676 g

9.33 mm thick

10.6″ ClearType HD DIsplay

31.5 Wh battery

microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video

Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Touch Cover, Type Cover

32 GB, 64 GB

The Windows 8 Pro on the other hand is the heftier option, here are the specs reported by IGN:

903 g

13.5 mm thick

10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display

42 Wh battery

microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video,

Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block

64 GB, 128 GB

Each version of the Microsoft Surface comes with a cover that features a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad.  The keyboard can connect to the tablet via one magnetic clip.

Despite no announcement today confirming or denying any potential Xbox integration, I think it’s a safe assumption that there will be.  Especially considering recent news (which you can find here) regarding the future of the Xbox platform.

So what do you guys think of Microsoft‘s new tabelt?  Let us know your opinions as you sound off in the comments below.


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