Microsoft is well known for making software’s including office and operating systems. Microsoft was never into the hardware business for their software’s. Now they are entering into a new business mode that is making hardware for Windows 8 tablet devices.
At a press event in Los Angeles today, Microsoft today unveiled Surface, a line of tablet devices running the company’s next-generation Windows operating system.
Two models of Surface will be available: one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Surface for Windows RT will release with the general availability of Windows 8, and the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later. Both will be sold in the Microsoft Store locations in the U.S. and available through select online Microsoft Stores.
Surface sports a full-sized USB port and a 16:9 aspect ratio – the industry standard for HD. It has edges angled at 22 degrees, a natural position for the PC at rest or in active use, letting the hardware fade into the background and the software stand out.