It seems that Microsoft have taken a leaf out of Apple’s book and could arguably be set to found the start of a new era. Last night during Microsoft’s LA-based launch event Microsoft ended the rumours and offically uneviled their iPad rivalling tablet.
Microsoft is a company that has always been connected to computers, laptops and software – in particularly its Windows operating system. However, Microsoft are now trying out a new business model and are set to offer two Microsoft-branded tablets, both of which come under the name Microsoft Sufrace.
However, before we get ahead of ourselves we should make it perfectly clear that Microsoft are not actually making these tablets but simply placing their name upon these tablets and consquently will become head-to-ehad competitors with Apple. More importantly, Microsoft will be placing itself in direct competition with its own PC maker partners.
The devices will tackle Apple’s iPad and the new ultrabook laptops that have recently hit the markets.
The Surface for Windows RT, as the one of the Microsoft tablets is known, will include a 10.6inch screen, Office Home and Student 2013 RT as well as coming in either 32GB or 64GB. Furthermore, it will include a detachable cover that acts as a kickstand.
The other Microsoft Tablet, the Surface Windows 8 Pro also includes a 10.6inch screen but simply comes with additional pen support and is configurable as a 64GB or 128GB device.
The differences between the two devices is that one runs using Windows RT, the new version of Windows operating system and resembles Windows Phone and uses low power processors. The other tablet uses windows 8 and uses traditional Intel Chips.
When it comes to a release date and a price Microsoft have simply declared that this information will surface closer to the release date. However, it is likely that the device will be launched at some point in October.