With Microsoft’s Windows 8 getting alot of attention from pc owners, Microsoft announced that it will release Windows 8 on October 26th, 2012. Along with Windows 8 Microsoft’s venture into the smartphone and tablet world is in the spotlight as well. With Windows phone 8 will be arriving pretty soon, Microsoft is planning to get back into the tablet industry with their new OS’s called Windows RT and Windows 8 pro. Windows RT uses an ARM processor made by Nvidia, while the Windows 8 pro version will use an Intel processor.
Microsoft announced that they will be producing their own Windows 8 powered tablet/laptop hybrids. The Microsoft Surface and the Surface Pro are going to be wide screened tablets with a built in kickstand, and an attachable cover. The cover features a keyboard so that when you open the case you will be presented the appearance of a laptop computer. Don’t be fooled, there is more then what meets the eye with these devices. The Surface RT will come with an large 10.6 inch display, at the 16:9 ratio which is perfect for widescreen content with Microsoft’s Clear Type screen technology.
The Microsoft Surface’s both have two types of keyboard covers. The Touch cover and the Type cover. The Touch cover features a keyboard with touch capacitive buttons. The Type cover has a keyboard with tactile buttons.
I as well as many others are looking forward to the Microsoft Surface release. The Microsoft Surface will be available on October 16th, 2012 with the release of Windows 8. The Microsoft Surface Pro will be available a few months later, if not sooner. Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung are joining Microsoft in making Windows RT devices. Pricing is still unannounced, however rumors are circulating.
Engadget posted that the price could be as low as $199. The got the intel from an inside source that claims the agenda of Microsoft’s Tech-Ready15 conference was to discuss the launch of the Microsoft Surface. If this were true the device would be flying off of store shelves, However, Microsoft would be loosing alot of money per sale. Companies sell products at a loss all of the time, and the Microsoft Surface will surely become one of the best selling products this holiday season. Whether Microsoft sells the Surface at $199 or not it is still an amazing and desirable device. Keep your fingers crossed because we really don’t know what Microsoft is planning, being that they managed to keep the surface under wraps until the announcement.