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Surface tablet

Microsoft's first tablet computer, introduced at the end of 2012. The Surface originally came in two forms: ARM-based tablets that ran Windows RT and x86-based tablets that ran Windows 8 (see below). All RT tablets were subsequently eliminated (see Windows RT).

In 2015, Microsoft introduced a combo tablet/laptop (see Surface Book) and an all-in-one desktop model a year later (see Surface Studio). In 2017, Microsoft's first laptop debuted (see Surface Laptop).

Not the First Hardware for Microsoft
Although known for software, Microsoft has also been successful with mice, keyboards and the Xbox game console. However, for more than 30 years, Microsoft depended on third-party PC vendors for Windows hardware until it introduced the Surface line. See also PixelSense.

An Early Surface Tablet
The optional screen cover/keyboard turns the Surface into a lightweight laptop computer. (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)

SURFACE COMPUTERS                  Runs   Max     All Win      SSD/RAM   WinCurrent          OS  CPU   (GB)    Apps12" Screen
 Surface Pro 4   10   x86  1024/16  Yes

 Old Models (10" Screen)
 Surface RT       RT  ARM    64/2   No
 Surface 2        RT  ARM    64/2   No
 Surface 2 (LTE)  RT  ARM    64/2   No
 Surface 3 (LTE) 8.1  x86   128/4   Yes

 Surface Pro      8   x86   256/4   Yes
 Surface Pro 2    8   x86   512/8   Yes
 Surface Pro 3   8.1  x86   512/8   Yes
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