- 20 Jan 2012
Consumer will be spoilt for choice when buying the next tablet.
Microsoft unveiled a tablet called Surface
The tablet will come in two versions: The Surface RT, with an ARM chipset and available with 32GB or 64GB, and the Surface Pro, running on a traditional Intel chip in 64GB and 128GB configurations. Both will have a fold-out cover that becomes a keyboard.
The ARM version of Surface weighs less than 680gm, is 9.3 millimeters thick and has a full magnesium case, the company said at the event. By comparion, the new iPad is 9.4mm thick and weighs around 660gm.
No details on pricing were mentioned, except that it would be "comparable" with current ARM tablets and Intel-powered Ultrabooks