Posted: 11:20a.m. IST, June 19, 2012
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Software giant Microsoft has finally unveiled its much-awaited tablet computer that aims to challenge the dominance of the Apple iPad.
The tablet, named 'Microsoft Surface', has a 10.6-inch touchscreen with a fold-out kickstand and a magnetic cover that doubles as a keyboard.
The company announced the new device on Monday afternoon in Los Angeles.
According to The New York Times, Microsoft's new Surface tablet computer is not only an iPad competitor, but it also an ultrabook competitor.
If Microsoft can deliver a satisfying PC experience through its devices and accessories, then all those manufacturers who pegged their hopes on the super-thin, super-light ultrabook model have something to worry about, the report said.
Meanwhile, Microsoft said that pricing for the products would be announced closer to launch, but added that it would be 'competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC.'
Surface is the first tablet product that would run the company's latest Windows 8 operating system, which is expected to launch commercially this year. (ANI)