Microsoft Surface Tablet w/ Windows 8 OS
Microsoft just announced Surface, a tablet with Windows 8 OS and detachable colorful keyboard which will convert it to a fully fledged laptop / notebook.
From this 1 minute video, you can see a sleek tablet with USB 3.0, micro-SD XC, front and rear facing camera and a kickstand feature for use as a laptop or for movie viewing. The display is 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD (RT / Arm) and Full HD Display (Pro / Intel).
There are two types available of detachable magnetic case with keyboard and trackpad. The 3mm thick Touch Cover, available in 5 colors features pressure sensitive technology which uses senses keystrokes as gestures. If you prefer typical clicky keyboard, the 5mm thick Type Cover is also available. There is a new Windows OS logo at the bottom center of the screen as well as on the kickstand. It weights 1.5 pound and 9 mm thick for the RT / Arm version and 2 pound and 13 mm for the Pro / Intel. The Pro vesion also features a stylus pen which makes it a true and real productivity and office tablet.
For the internal components, it may use Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad core CPU for RT / ARM and Intel Core i5 3rd generation Ivy Bridge for the Pro version. The Surface is made with molded magnesium casing which will be a good choice for portability. The tablet will be available in 32gb or 64gb storage for the RT / ARM and doubles it with the Pro / Intel version.
The most exciting part of this new tablet is the availability of office and productivity programs that comes with the Windows platform. Imagine, I will dump my other tablet (multimedia, portability and internet) and laptop (productivity and office use) and use this all in one device.