TNI Bureau: Even though the Microsoft Surface tablet has not been officially released in India, the device can be purchased online on Tradus.com for Rs 38,840. The tablet was launched on 26th October in the US.
The Microsoft Surface Tab, which uses Microsoft’s Clear Type HD display technology and runs Windows RT which is designed to only work on tablets. The device sports a 10.6-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and internal memory of 32 GB that can be expanded up to 64 GB.
It also features front and rear cameras along with VaporMg, the molded magnesium casing that houses Surface’s components paired with a PVD finish. It weighs around 680g. It also includes a USB port, a micro SDXC slot, and a magnetic strip to attach accessories.
Based on an Nvidia Corp chip designed by ARM Holdings, the Surface will run a simplified version of Windows 8 that is not compatible with old Microsoft applications. The tablet features new app-style versions of Office mainstays such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and will include Xbox games, video and music apps.
Features & Specifications
Software – Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)
Exterior – 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons
Storage – 32 GB (3); 64 GB
CPU – NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM
Wireless – Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Cameras – Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing
Audio – Two microphones, stereo speakers
Ports – Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port
Sensors – Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
Power Supply – 24W power supply
Warranty – One-year limited hardware warranty
Apps (included) – Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (2) (Word, PowerPoint,
Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet
Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games.