Microsoft has unveiled Surface:PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows.
Surface is designed to seamlessly deliver the power of amazing software with Windows and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience.
Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft, Surface has some pretty impressive features that will get users excited to make the switch to the new device. Software takes center stage on the Surface. The device sports a full-sized USB port and a 16:9 aspect ratio (the industry standard for HD). Weighing in at just 903 g and measuring 13.5 mm Surface is the ideal device to take with you where ever you go.
The device has a built-in kickstand that lets you transition Surface from active use to passive consumption – watching a movie or even using the HD front- or rear-facing video cameras. The kickstand is there when needed, and disappears quite easily and seamlessly when you don’t need it any more.
Surface also features a unique pressure-sensitive technology called Touch Cover. The 3 mm Touch Cover senses keystrokes as gestures, enabling you to touch type significantly faster than with an on-screen keyboard. Touch Cover will be available in a selection of colours to suit your every mood. Touch Cover clicks into Surface via a built-in magnetic connector, forming a natural spine like you find on a book, its also works as a protective cover.
Two models of Surface will be available: one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro.
No word from Microsoft on pricing or release dates, but we hope to see these come out later this year!