- Associated Press - Monday, June 18, 2012

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the Surface, a tablet computer it believes will compete with Apple Inc.’s dominant iPad. There are two models of the Surface, one with an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and another with an Intel processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Two important things Microsoft didn’t specify: How long the Surface’s battery lasts on a single charge and the prices the tablets will carry when they hit stores this fall.

Here are the specs for both tablets:

_Windows RT version of Surface

Weight: About 1.5 lbs. (676 grams)

Thickness: 9.3 mm

Screen: 10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType HD Display

Connections: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications)

Storage options: 32 Gigabytes and 64 Gigabytes

Extras: Runs Office `15’ Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case and Stand

_ Windows 8 Pro version of Surface

Weight: About 2 lbs. (903 grams)

Thickness: 13.5 mm

Clear: 10.6 inches (diagonal) with ClearType Full HD Display

Connections: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications)

Storage options: 64 GB and 128 GB

Extras: Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block, VaporMg Case and Stand


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