Microsoft Surface: A Competitor for Apple iPad

Scheduled for 19:30 (GMT), the event ‘mysterious’ Microsoft has suffered a slight delay. But it did not disappoint those who bet on a tablet: (Microsoft Surface: A Competitor for Apple iPad) The new Microsoft Surface, Microsoft’s weapon to fight with the Apple iPad and iPhone was announced by Steve Ballmer, CEO of the company.

Microsoft Surface

The Design Was Developed Entirely by Microsoft Itself

“It’s a community of brand new computers from Microsoft,” Ballmer said. “It embodies the notion that hardware and software they push each other forward.”

Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live took the stage to explain the details of the new tablet. Presented as’ the stage of the new Windows “, the model is only 9.3 mm thick, with USB 2.0 ports, all made from magnesium. Has 10.6-inch screen and the device has access to all standard Windows applications store.

During the presentation, the tablet crashed. The solution was to get a new one and continue. Sinofsky did a demonstration and explained that the Netflix streaming application has been redesigned for Windows 8. “The Microsoft Surface of the Wi-Fi is the best that has appeared in a tablet,” he said.

Microsoft Surface

The new Microsoft Surface comes with its own support – Kickstand – without the need for accessories and covers. It is equipped with Gorilla Glass, and comes with integrated hood – which is also a multitouch keyboard – with only 3 mm thick. The keyboard / cover also include a track pad. The Microsoft Surface will come in two versions, one with an Intel processor and Windows Pro 8, and another with ARM processor and Windows RT.


Technical Specification For Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface Windows RT

  • Operating System – Windows RT
  • Weight (1) – 676 g
  • Thickness (2) – 9.3 mm
  • Screen – 10.6 “HD Display Clear Type
  • Power consumption – 31.5 Wh
  • Connections – microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2 — 2 MIMO antennae
  • Productivity – Office ’15 ‘Apps, Touch Cover, Cover Type
  • Accessories – Case & Stand VaporMg
  • Storage – 32 GB, 64 GB


Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Windows

  • Operationalized System – Windows 8 Pro
  • Weight (1) – 903 g
  • Thickness (2) – 13.5 mm
  • Screen – 10.6 “Full HD Display Clear Type
  • Power consumption – 42 Wh
  • Connections – microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2 — 2 MIMO antennae
  • Productivity – Touch Cover, Cover Type, Palm Block with Pen
  • Accessories – Case & Stand VaporMg
  • Storage – 64 GB, 128 GB



No pricing information was given. The Windows version comes with the RT Windows 8 in September. The model with Windows 8 Pro is the market 90 days later, and will be sold in stores from Microsoft in the United States.

In the room of the event at Milk Studios in Hollywood, when the guests began to come – as with some delay – screens showed images of tablets, according to The Verge. The guests were given champagne and, pending the start of the event, the images were giving ‘tips’ that a device with two screens would be announced.

Finally, with greetings to those present, warnings of what was or was not allowed and the increasing volume of the music, the event began.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO took the stage. “Thank you for being with us. Recent years show large changes in the industry, and Microsoft. Cloud computing, entertainment … and all we have done, Windows is the heart and soul,” he said. He recalled that the system runs on more than one billion PCs worldwide in homes, offices, schools, governments. “And Windows 8 reinvented it all,” he continued.

Then, remembering the history of Microsoft, and bet Bill Gates, the founder, in software, Ballmer recalled the history of the company showing that Microsoft has made in terms of hardware over the years.

First it was the mouse. Then it was the keyboard with natural posture. In 2007 came the Microsoft Surface, Kinect (2010). Ballmer said that everything was designed, engineered and produced by Microsoft. The CEO spoke about the connection between man and machine, which gets better with the right mix of hardware and software.

Announcing that it was time for a new addition to Windows 8, Ballmer announced a new family of devices, directly from Microsoft. He showed then the new Microsoft Surface, the tablet of the company, one of the most persistent rumors when people wondered what would be the ‘mysteries’ big announcement. According to Ballmer, people today want to work and play in one device – and therefore, presented the response from Microsoft: the new Microsoft Surface.



D.P. Ranpariya

Dharmil ranpariya Is a Design Professional and has started researching, and writing to share interesting facts about design and trend which can be useful for the readers in some or other way. He started his Design blog in 2012 and sharing beautiful ideas and information about Design and Lifestyle.

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