Thinner than iPad (at 9.3mm, in one version versus 9.5mm for the iPad) a case whose cover (on the inside) works as an ultra thin keyboard, HD display, HDMI output, a kickstand to prop it up on the table, a scratch proof material construction, accessory ports, stylus option, one example runs on Nvidia processor and another runs on an Intel processor.
Ars is reporting there are 4 products announced: Surface for Windows RT, Surface for Windows 8 Pro, Touch Cover (in many colors) and Type Cover (the one with the keyboard).
Sounds like a good feature set, but what is the price and battery life? Can users replace the battery? When will it ship? (To ship around time of Windows 8 - 32, 64 and 128 GB models priced similar to ARM tablets and ultrathin tablets.)
Spec sheet. Provides micro SD card slot, USB 3.0 and more. That is nice.
Basic photo. Looking at some of the other photos, its not quite as pretty as an iPad which has more rounded edges than the Surface. Blue case shown but also available in black and other colors.
More Info: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx
My take on this - Microsoft actually kept this secret up until the announcement. That’s a different approach for Microsoft. Does this mean there might be more secrets to be unveiled later this year?
FYI - My Internet service was down most of today so posting was non-existent.