Microsoft has introduced the tablet market its 'Surface', a new family of PCs for Windows. Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees, and building on the company’s 30-year history manufacturing hardware, 'Surface' is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation. Not to be confused with the older 'Surface' tabletop from 2007.
It's an exciting time full of challenges for Microsoft, especially since the iPad has entered the business world which they used to dominate. This is actually the first time the Redmond company will be selling a computer aimed at businesses under the Microsoft brandname. But being a major player in the game market, Microsoft has been a very successful hardware manufacturer for many years. Let's not forget Microsoft's upcoming release of Xbox720 and Xbox Music and its clever strategy behind it.
'The new Surface' tablets will be available in two different models: one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Suggested retail pricing will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Click here to check the specifications of each model.
Microsoft Surface Keynote