New Delhi: Microsoft Surface tablet, which was launched on Friday in the US, is available on Tradus.com for Rs 38,840. However, Microsoft has not yet officially launched the tablet in India.
The Microsoft Surface Tab runs Windows RT, and has a a 10.6-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen. It uses Microsoft's ClearType HD display technology. The tablet has an internal memory of 32 GB.Its memory can be expanded up to 64 GB. It also features front and rear cameras.
The Microsoft Surface line features VaporMg- the molded magnesium casing that houses Surface's components paired with a PVD finish. It weighs around 680g. It also includes a USB port, a micro SDXC slot, and a magnetic strip to attach accessories.
Microsoft is hoping the Surface will challenge the dominance of Apple's iPad, which has 70 pc of the tablet market.
The company is hoping the Surface - along with Windows tablets from other hardware makers - will challenge the dominance of Apple's iPad, which has 70 percent of the tablet market after essentially inventing the category in 2010.
Based on a Nvidia Corp chip designed by ARM Holdings, the Surface will run a simplified version of Windows 8 that is not compatible with old Microsoft applications.
However, the tablet features new app-style versions of Office mainstays such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and will include Xbox games, video and music apps.