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Will you be getting a Microsoft surface tablet?

posted Jun 21, 2012, 9:30 AM by Leigh Williams   [ updated Jun 21, 2012, 9:35 AM ]
You have probably been following the Microsoft Surface Tablet closely just as we have. To be honest, I can't wait for these Tablets (and the phones) to launch. Even though most of us here are really big Android fans (with one of our editors starting to lean away from iOS towards Android), most of us are now considering getting Windows devices...but which one?
Here are some differences between the RT and Windows 8 versions to make your (and our) decision a bit easier.

Surface for Windows RT tablet

Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet

Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip

Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)


Weight: 676 grams

Weight: 903 grams

Thickness: 9.3 millimeters

Thickness: 13.5 millimeters

Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capacitive touchpanel

Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capacitive touchpanel

Battery: 31.5Wh

Battery: 42Wh

I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae

I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2x2 MIMO antennae

Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT

Software: Windows 8 Pro

Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand

Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block

Capacity: 32GB / 64GB

Capacity: 64GB / 128GB

Availability: "Around" the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)

Availability: "Three months after" the Windows 8 launch this fall

Pricing: To be determined

Pricing: To be determined