Microsoft Surface Release Date Is October 26th


31.07.2012

Microsoft Surface Release Date Is October 26th

Microsoft will launch their Surface tablet on October 26th, synchronized with the debut of the new Windows 8, writes Gamindustry. The Gadget was unveiled last month during a press conference in Los Angeles.

The price tag of Microsoft Surface will be announced closer to availability and it will be “competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC,” says Microsoft.

Sources close to the situation are saying that the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT price will be somewhere between $400 and $600, while the Windows Pro model will cost as much as $1,000.

The 10.6-inch tablet is wanted to be one of the New iPad competitors, but the first estimations are showing that Microsoft’s tablet is far from reaching Apple’s spectacular sales figures.

The tablet has a magnesium case, is 9.3 mm thick and, to be honest, it looks great, at least before you get your hands on it. The display seems high-quality and the protection provided by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 makes it almost unbreakable.

It’s interesting how Microsoft tries to cover as many segments as they can, offering the tablet in two versions: one with Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, and the other one with an Nvidia Tegra CPU. The two models are running on Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT, respectively.

The ARM Surface version, running on Windows RT, weighs in 680 grams and is 9.3 mm thick. It has a magnesium case and Nvidia Tegra processor. The other one, with Windows 8 Pro, besides the more complex operating system, will sport a bigger battery, USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage, twice as much as the RT model.

The display of Microsoft Surface Pro is better, as well, with a resolution of 1080p instead of 720p. The main drawback of Windows 8 Pro Surface are its sizes: is 13.5 mm thick and weighs in 903 grams.

Both tablets have an iteresting design, and both will come with a smart cover, available in a wide range of colors, while the side that covers the display can be used as keyboard or track pad.

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