Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,984 Reviews & Articles | 38,652 News Posts

Microsoft unveils iPad competitor, enter 'Surface' tablets

Microsoft unveils a bunch of self-branded tablets, 'Surface', will hunt the iPad down and sink its t

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jun 19, 2012 8:22 am

After the teases we had last week regarding Microsoft's secret event, the curtain has been raised on their new self-branded tablets. The new Microsoft-branded tablets have been referred to as "Surface", and sports an ARM-based processor running Windows RT and wants some of that iPad marketshare.


TweakTown image news/2/4/24611_05_microsoft_unveils_ipad_competitor_enter_surface_tablets.jpg


Powered by a 10.6-inch display, and 9.3mm-thick magnesium chassis, the weight is kept down to a slender 1.5 pounds. Microsoft also plan to offer a Windows 8 Pro edition, but the Intel internals are making it thicker than 13mm. The 10.6-inch display gives users a wider aspect ratio when compared to Apple's iPad, while optical bonding between the display panel and outer layer of Gorilla Glass claims improvements to readability.


Microsoft have crammed a 1920x1080 Full HD resolution for the Intel-based model, instead of trying to compete with the Retina display-powered third-gen iPad. The ARM-based Microsoft-branded tablet has a resolution of 1280x720. I'm very excited about these new tablets, I must say!


Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news at our Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts
Check out TweakTown Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases