Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet

Jun 19, 2012

Looking to capitalize on a perceived weakness of Apple's iPad, Microsoft has unveiled a new tablet, called Surface, which the company says will be good for creating content, not just consuming it. According to the Seattle PI, the Surface tablet will look to capture the productivity of a PC while giving customers the flexibility of a tablet. 

There will be multiple models of Surface that will be comparable to the iPad in terms of weight, thickness, and price. Surface's screen size will be slightly larger than the iPad's and it will feature a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal for watching video in widescreen, as opposed to iPad's 4:3. The launch of the tablet should coincide with the release of Windows 8 and a higher end version of Surface will be running that OS. Surface will be debuting this fall to the public.