Surface tablet(redirected from Microsoft Surface tablet)
Surface tabletMicrosoft's first tablet computer, introduced at the end of 2012. The Surface originally came in two forms: ARM-based tablets that ran the Windows RT operating system (no future versions), and x86-based tablets that run Windows 8 and up (see below). In 2015, Microsoft introduced a combo tablet/laptop Surface (see Surface Book) and a year later an all-in-one desktop model (see Surface Studio). See Windows RT and Windows 8.
Not the First Hardware for Microsoft
Although known for software, Microsoft has also been successful with mice, keyboards and the Xbox game console. For more than 30 years, Microsoft depended on third-party PC vendors for Windows hardware until it introduced the Surface. See also PixelSense.
|The 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) Apps10" Screen Surface 3 (LTE) 8.1 x86 128/4 Yes 12" Screen Surface Pro 3 8.1 x86 512/8 Yes 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 Pro 8 x86 256/4 Yes Surface Pro 2 8 x86 512/8 Yes