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Microsoft Surface Tablet announced

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Surface.com - Surface with Windows RT Video Overview - Making of Surface - Differences between the two tablets - Office RT

Microsoft announced two Tablets, one running Windows RT on ARM and one running Windows 8 Pro on x64. See below for more info.
  • Surface with Windows 8 Pro will run all of your existing Windows Applications plus the new Applications built for the new colorful tiled UI.
  • Surface with Windows RT will NOT run your existing Windows Applications outside of preinstalled office and normal windows utilities. It will only run new Applications built for the new colorful tiled UI.
Microsoft Surface with Windows RT (ARM) will ship on October 26th and will start at:
  • US $499.00
  • UK £399.00
  • AU 599.00
  • CA $519.00
Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (x64) will ship about 3 months after and be priced comparable to ultrabooks.


Check out this thread for other Windows 8 or Windows RT Tablets

Below: Surface with Windows RT (left) and Surface with Windows 8 Pro and Pen (right)



Microsoft Surface with Windows RT (ARM) - October 26th.

Preorder Now:
Surface with Windows RT - 32 GB
Surface with Windows RT - 32 GB with Black Touch Cover
Surface with Windows RT - 64 GB with Black Touch Cover
Touch Cover
  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Cyan
  • Magenta
  • Canada - White and Cyan.
  • United Kingdom - White, Cyan and Black
Type Cover
  • Black
Surface HD Digital AV Adapter
Surface 24W Power Supply
Surface VGA Adapter
Retail Stores (US)





Surface with Windows RT said:
OS

Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.

Exterior

10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in
1.5lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons

Storage

32GB*, 64GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less

Display

10.6" ClearType HD Display
1366x768 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch

CPU

NVIDIA T30
2GB RAM

Wireless

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Battery

31.5 W-h

Cameras and A/V

Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
Two microphones,
Stereo speakers

Ports

Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass

Power Supply

24W power supply

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Apps (included)

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-rt/specifications
Surface with Windows 8 Pro (x64) - 3 months after October 26th (~ January)






Surface with Windows 8 Pro said:
OS

Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure. Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.

Exterior

10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
2lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons

Storage

64GB*, 128GB
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less

Display

10.6" ClearType Full HD Display
1920x1080 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multi-touch

Pen Input

Pen input and pen (included with purchase)

CPU

3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory

Wireless

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Battery
42 W-h

Cameras and A/V

Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor
Microphone,
Stereo speakers

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass

Power Supply

48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Apps (included)

Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-8-pro/specifications
TOUCH COVER:



TYPE COVER:



Windows RT
  • ARM Architecture (iPad, Your Smartphone)
  • Download and Use Windows Store Applications - Applications built for the new Colorful Tiled UI. Work with Touch, Keyboard, Mouse and Pen.
  • Limited Desktop Applications - Windows Utilites, Office Home and Student RT (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote), Internet Explorer 10
  • Limited Adobe Flash Support in IE10 - Whitelist. (It covers most of the major websites)
  • Only Sold to Manufactures
  • Cannot Join a Domain
  • Office Home & Student 2013 RT preinstalled:



Windows 8
  • x86/x64 - (Your traditional Intel or AMD PC)
  • Download and Install Windows Store Applications - Applications built for the new Colorful Tiled UI. Work with Touch, Keyboard, Mouse and Pen.
  • Full Desktop Support - Supports all of your Windows Applications. (what works in Windows 7 will work in Windows 8)
  • Windows 8 - $99.99 (System Builder/OEM) (must choose between 32bit and 64bit)
  • Windows 8 Pro - $139.99 (System Builder/OEM) (must choose between 32bit and 64bit)
  • Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - $40 Download - $69.99 Retail (Upgrade from XP, Vista or 7) (Deal good till January 31st)
  • Windows 8 Pro Pack - $69.99 (includes Windows Media Center)
Windows Blog: Announcing the Windows 8 Editions:



Windows Store Apps
  • Applications that run on the Colorful Tiled UI
  • Can only be downloaded and installed through the Store
  • All Windows Store Applications go through a Certification Process
  • Windows Store Applications can be Targeted to run on x86/x64 (Windows 8) and ARM (Windows RT)
Desktop Applications
  • Your existing Windows Applications
  • Will only run on Windows 8 (x86/x64)
  • Can be listed in the x86/x64 Windows Store - Page with URL Link to a Website
Surface team Reddit AMA

How to Choose: Windows 8 vs. Windows RT

Using the new Office with touch

Building Office for Windows RT

Windows 8/RT Thread

Promotional Video

video music: SRFC in C Minor

Event Video

Surface Twitter Account

Surface Facebook Page

Surface Youtube Page

Building Windows 8 Blog

Office Next Blog



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More images of Surface with Windows RT:













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Fuck I am going to have to buy one. Please don't be a nutty price.

I'm confused, everything I was brought up to believe is being challenged. Seriously, Microsoft is crushing expectations here.
Success!

Now Prepare for OEM whining.



credit: Jayayess1190





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Also makes a good skateboard:



 

Talon

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Bill Gates gives up on the war against Polio, returns to Microsoft.

Ballmer to leave and attack a less vicious disease: IBS.
 

Linkhero1

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They will announce the next iteration of the Xbox, which will be a tablet and it shall be deemed the name "Xbox 720." The meltdowns would be glorious.
 

demon

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Azurik 2. Pray to god it's Azurik 2.
 

Sean

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My prediction: It'll be an Xbox-branded tablet for $300 or less running Win RT. Will probably look similar to the HP Touchpad in design. And will be the device that Microsoft demos/advertises all their Smart Glass stuff with. On sale this October.

This way they beat iPad on pricing, have an affordable Windows tablet for sale, and deflate Wii U hype train a bit by showing consumers Xbox has a tablet controller too.
 
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My prediction: It'll be an Xbox-branded tablet for $300 or less running Win RT. Will probably look similar to the HP Touchpad in design. And will be the device that Microsoft demos/advertises all their Smart Glass stuff with. On sale this October.

This way they beat iPad on pricing, have an affordable Windows tablet for sale, and deflate Wii U hype train a bit by showing consumers Xbox has a tablet controller too.

I'd possibly bite on that.
 

mrklaw

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New MS tablet that you use as a tablet, then dock into a keyboard to use as a windows 8 laptop, then you pull a windows phone out of the back for use on the go.
 

Ninja Scooter

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Microsoft is about to show off the new hardware the will help them




LEAP!


over the competition. Suck his dust, Apple!
 

Deadman

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Its the courier except instead of 2 screens its 4 screens. Thats the next gen part you see.
 
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