Microsoft Announces 'Surface' Tablet
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced the "Surface" tablet PC at a live event in Los Angeles Monday evening hosted by CEO Steve Ballmer. There are two Surface versions. The first, the Surface PC, runs Windows 8 Pro and is powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Ivy Bridge chips. It has its own optional touch and type keyboards, has a 10.6-inch Corning (NYSE: GLW) Gorilla Glass screen, is 13.5mm thick, weighs 1.9 pounds, has a built-in kickstand and is contained in a VaporMg magnesium case. The Surface PC comes in 64GB and 128GB versions.
The second version, which run Windows RT, is 9.3mm thick, weighs 1.5 pounds, is powered by an ARM (NASDAQ: ARMH) chipset and comes in 32GB and 64GB models.
The retail price of the Surface has yet to be announced.
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