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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  • Surface tablet with stand

    The Surface tablet comes with a fold-out kickstand. USB and HDMI ports mean you can attach standard PC accessories and use it more like a traditional laptop.

    Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

  • Touch Covers

    Speaking of accessories, the Surface also comes with a range of exceedingly colourful Touch Covers. The Touch Cover is a 3mm-thick keyboard that attaches to the tablet magnetically. It has a sheet of sensors inside that respond to keyboard presses — though not, apparently, to random brushes of the arm.

    Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

  • Type Cover

    The chunkier 5mm Type Cover, for the Windows 8 Pro version only, comes with a trackpad and keys for more heavy-duty typing. A built-in accelerometer means that both keyboards close down when they are folded up.

    The Surface tablets will initially be sold online in the UK, with the Surface RT tablet set to launch alongside Windows 8, and the Pro version three months later. Timing for the UK release has not been announced.

    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!