In the past, we already mentioned several tablet device, Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 , today we welcomed a new tablet device Surface from Microsoft . Surface was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios.The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” and “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.
Surface and Surface Pro both have screens of 10.6-inch with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a little bigger than iPad’s 9.7 – inch screen, so it may be a little easier to operate. Both tablets use Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity. Surface has an HD Display and Surface Pro has a Full HD Display.
Compared with other tablet computer we already mentioned, iPad use iPhone OS 3.2, same with its another product iPhone; Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 both use the open source Android OS; Surface used a completely new os designed by Microsoft itself—Win 8. This is the first tablet computer that mounted a integrated system, it must make the device more functional. With another saying, we can call it a real computer with smaller size. So you can use billions of windows softwares, games, all kinds of videos, don’t need to be worried about the compatibility, you can also finish your works with office tools, deal with your photos with photoshop ~~~~~~
Surface supports USB connection, this may greatly change the using method. Just think how you transfer your files to iPad, Kindle Fire. While all you need to do on surface is just connect your hard drive or portable USB device to it, then copy and paste, so easy. Further more, it also means you can use mouse, all your accurate works or operations are avaliable, as mouse is one of the greatest invention in 20 century.
Microsoft will offer two keyboard covers for Surface: Touch Cover and Type Cover. Both, when folded up, serve as protective covers that connect to the Surface via a magnetic strip. When opened, the covers are keyboards. The Touch Cover is 3 mm in thickness and has a touch-sensitive keyboard. The Type Cover is thicker and includes a tactile keyboard. The keyboards have a gyroscope and accelerometer sensors to determine, based on position, whether or not to accept input. Both also include a multitouch touchpad.
The price of Surface is not clear at present, but since Win 8 needs less memory and sys resource, the price will not be high. As of late July 2012, the most recent estimates of pricing are $599 for the lower end model and $999 for the Pro model. We believe surface will be a great, real computer, and look forward to getting it.