Microsoft Surface Tablet: Windows 8 & Windows RT Tablet
Microsoft made the tablet market exciting again with the announcement of its own tablet offering to run Windows. The new tablet range called Microsoft Surface brings some new innovation to the tablet space. The Microsoft Surface tablet features a cover that flips down to become a full keyboard and a kickstand that makes using it as a desktop easy.
Buy Microsoft Surface Tab at Jumia Nigeria
Microsoft Surface comes in two variants, the top model runs the upcoming Windows 8 on an Intel Core i5 processor and holds the promise of being able to run all your existing Windows application. This means that in Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, we may finally have a tablet that can stand in for our PC, a ‘serious’ tablet.
The low cost model running Windows RT on an ARM machine, the Surface tablet for Windows RT will not run full desktop applications like the Surface Pro tablet, but will only run Metro optimised apps. This variant of the Surface is expected to compete with other mainstream tablets and will come with Microsoft Office and Student 2013 pre-installed.
The two Surface tablets may look a bit similar from afar, but they are not entirely the same in feature, size and weight. Although both feature a 10.6-inch display, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet boasts of a full HD display (1080p), while the Surface for Windows RT is expected to come with a 720p display.
The Surface RT tablet is slimmer and lighter than the Pro variant. However, both feature built-in keyboards and kickstand that do not stand on the way when you want to use the device in tablet mode. Microsoft Surface RT is expected to launch at around the same time as Windows 8 OS with the Surface Pro following after 3 months.
Microsoft Surface RT Tablet is currently available in Nigeria at Jumia Storeat a price of N99,800 for the 32GB model without the touch cover (keyboard). With the keyboard, the price of 32GB Microsoft Surface RT is N119,800. The Microsoft Surface Pro have not been spotted yet.