Almost all technological advancements have been results of a simple desire. The visions of great minds have led us to where we are. We have evolved from a time where there was no electricity to now, where we have gadgets, the size of our palm. These savvy devices have opened new dimensions, in the way we work and live.
One such advancement is the evolution of ‘hand held computers’. Each company has given this form of computer its own brand name and the latest one to make its entry is Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet. Microsoft, one of the first companies to release an operating system, has given us the chance to view the world through their own “Windows”.
Surface is a series of tablet computers from Microsoft (Windows Based OS) and this marks the company’s entry into the tablet market. Yes, it will compete with its own hardware cohorts like Dell, HP and Lenovo. Surface (released in two versions) has a 10.6 inch Clear Type Display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. I hate to compare, but Android uses a 16:10 aspect ratio and iPad offers a 4:3 aspect ratio. Now, what is evident from this is that all your favorite shows and movies will run on full screen on the Surface even without stretching or cropping, unlike its counterparts.
The Secret Ingredient:
Microsoft uses two of its features as a trump card, the built-in Kickstand and the Cover. Surface stands on a kickstand which is very well integrated with the design. Produced from a process known as Vapor Mg, the stand goes unnoticed on the first look. The magnesium built machine weighs 1.5 pounds and is completely scratch resistant. The Surface and kickstand combo gives the tablet a complete laptop like look.
The keyboard attachment or the cover is a brilliant piece of work. The covers are attached magnetically to the tablet’s edge. This acts both as a screen cover and a fully functional keyboard. When you flip the keyboard back, it shuts off automatically. Available in vibrant colors, many are going to love this feature.
The specifications of both the versions seem to be solid, but what makes it stand apart is the quality of attention given and effort put into uniting the features. Expectations ride high on this one but it leaves us with many queries like the battery life, price and compatibility with apps. As of now, all we can do is start saving money and wait patiently for its release.
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