Microsoft on Monday revealed the Surface, a PC tablet that runs yet-to-be released version of its Windows OS called Windows 8. The device is the first commercial PC that Microsoft has directly designed and sold.
The tablet features lots of the now-standard tablet specs, comprising a 10.6 inch high-definition touchscreen and front and rear facing cameras, which all fit into a 9.3 millimeter, 1.5-pound frame.
Microsoft’s Surface tablet will first be available on a version of Windows 8 called Windows RT. Another version of Surface will be designed for the fuller Windows 8 OS, which will run on Intel chips.
The full Windows 8 version will be available three months later in 64- and 128-GB versions. Microsoft said that it will not be the elite manufacturer of Windows tablets.