Microsoft's new Surface tablets make a solid first impression PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 05:10
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Monday, at an invitation-only media event in Los Angeles, Microsoft got the tech press to do something almost unprecedented: wait with eager anticipation for a Microsoft product announcement. Even more astonishing is that the reveal lived up to the hype. From a distance, the magnesium cases and ClearType displays are drop-dead gorgeous. The impression of world-class design and engineering is even more striking when you actually pick one up and play with it, as I was able to do following the press event.The ARM-powered Windows RT model is one-tenth of a millimeter thinner than the latest iPad. It has a 10.6-inch screen with a 16:9 HD resolution, compared to the iPad’s 9.5-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The larger display on the Surface means more weight—24 grams extra, to be precise, or just under an ounce more than its rival from Cupertino. A second model, built around an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, runs Windows 8 Professional...Read this in depth article at windows8newsinfo forum.

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