Photos: Microsoft's Surface tablet unveiled

Photos: Microsoft's Surface tablet unveiled

Summary: A hands-on look at Microsoft's new Surface tablet, which comes with either Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT, and features an HD display, a stand and a magnetic keyboard attachment


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  • Two Surfaces

    Both tablets have a 10.6-inch ClearType-brand display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Windows RT model has what Microsoft calls an 'HD Display', which suggests it will be a 720p with 1,366x768 pixel resolution. The Windows 8 Pro Surface is described as having a 'Full HD Display', which means it is probably 1080p with a 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution.

    Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

  • The Surface has 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display

    The Windows RT Surface tablet will only run apps with the Metro interface; however, it comes pre-loaded with the Home & Student 2013 RT edition of Office 15. It weighs 676g as opposed to the 903g of the Windows 8 Pro tablet. Apple's third-gen iPad, by comparison, weighs in at 652g.

    Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

  • Surface top view

    The Surface RT is 9.3mm thick, while its Surface Pro brother is 13.5mm thick, compared with the iPad's 9.4mm.

    Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

Topics: Microsoft, Tablets, Windows

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  • Love it!!
    • I agree...

      That tablet looks amazing.
  • Oh Yeah!

    I want it, NOW!