On June 19th, Microsoft announced the best thing to come around since Grilled Cheese; you might even say it’s a game stopper. Surface is the first Windows 8 tablet to hit the market. Surface is “a tablet that works and plays the way that you want to.” Surface “embodies the notion of hardware and software really pushing each other.”

Freedom of choice is something that humans thrive on, and Microsoft has incorporated that in its launch of Surface products. The Surface family includes Surface for Windows RT, Surface for Windows 8 Pro, and a variety of TouchCover colors. For those who want to use Surface for work, you have the choice of either a full, attachable multi-touch keyboard, or a Type Cover tactile keyboard.

With the specs on this baby, even the biggest apple fanboy will have to wipe the drool off his lips. Basic specs of the two Surface versions include:

Windows Pro:

  • Windows 8 OS, with free copy of MS Office
  • Intel third-generation Core i CPU
  • 31.85 ounces
  • 13.5mm thick
  • 10.6 inch Clear type display, Native 1080 Resolution
  • microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort video
  • 64GB or 128GB storage options
  • Digital Inking with Palm Block Technology, sampled at 600 DPI

Windows RT

  • Windows RT OS
  • Nvidia ARM CPU
  • 23.85 ounces
  • 10.6 inch Clear type display
  • microSD, USB 2.0, Micro-HD video
  • 32GB and 64GB


  • Duel 2×2 MIMO Antennas for excellent Wi-Fi
  • Built-In .7mm thin Kickstand, for hands free experience
  • Unique scratch and ware resistant case
  • Access to all of Microsoft apps
  • Front and Rear facing cameras

Pricing is not yet available, but they will be based on comparable prices of other tablets/PC’s. Time to start digging through the couch for extra change…