Another video of the Microsoft Surface appears, showing features that set it apart from the iPad

Another video of the Microsoft Surface appears, showing features that set it apart from the iPad
Touch cover (L) and type cover make typing easier on the Surface

Touch cover (L) and type cover make typing easier on the Surface

Microsoft didn't miss a beat when designing the Surface tablets. Think about the touch cover which not only protects the tablet, but also allows the user to have a touch QWERTY to use. Surely Microsoft could have stopped there, but instead they created the type cover which is a regular QWERTY keyboard with raised keys that lets the user feel that he is clacking away on a laptop computer. Both covers can be seen in the video below which is an overview on the Microsoft Surface tablet.

Besides the two covers, the video shows other features that are a part of the Microsoft Surface but can't be found on the Apple iPad such as a microSD slot which expands storage on the tablet. There is also the kickstand which is another feature that you won't find on Apple's tablet.

Available with an Intel Processor as the Microsoft Surface (8 Pro), or with an ARM supported processor as the Microsoft Surface (RT), you can get a tablet that allows you to take your office on the go or one that is great for gaming, watching video and keeping up with your social networks. The Microsoft Surface will launch on October 26th.

source: MicrosoftNews

Related phones

Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. JoeDega

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

How much did Microsoft pay for this article? But really.... How much

2. Rydsmith unregistered

By that logic, then every news site must be getting quite of bit of Redmond's money. Sorry today does not belong to the iCrowd, you'll get your moment in the sun next week with the reveal of the iPod Touch 2.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So any news article is somehow paid for, rather than simply newsworthy? Unlike other articles, seemingly predominantly apple-related, which are regurgitated ad infinitum about any possible detail or change, this actually relates to something exciting and truly innovative, something which pushes the envelope of technology, use, and fiction, rather than trying repeatedly to eke out thinner and more fragile devices with marginally improved capabilities just to sell devices that only do, rather than inspire or instigate creativity

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Function, not fiction (autocorrect, argh)^^

26. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Seems pretty lidget, I WILL HAVE U!!!!

13. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

How much did they paid you to post this comment? But really.. How much

24. aritradas

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

there are only one price.....jealousy!!!!!!

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Rather happy I have mine pre-ordered. Don't know if anyone has seen the site yet but the 32GB w/o TP is no longer available for the 26th and will ship within 3 weeks, sounds like there was actually demand.

4. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i love my ipad but dang, surface tablet is making me rethink. me like usb ports and office. documents to go and pages are not that good >.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Giving away my HP Envy laptop to my gf :p for this beauty :)

27. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

That's wat I'm talking about, bro

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I'll take one idf it can run gta v

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Probably have to wait for the Pro then, but that would be up to Rockstar

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Its a good start ad for the SURFACE. The only thing that got me sold on it is the keyboard. but my question is i don't see Apple suing M$

9. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

because if they do that counter lawsuits are coming. apple sue 3 patents while the counter is more than 10. Remember that Microsoft has more patent than apple

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I believe Microsoft and apple have an agreement that the Surface is inviolate. Besides, Microsoft is still part-owner of apple last I checked.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Good stuff :-),,, but ill wait on pricing, for the surface pro

11. KickRocks

Posts: 267; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I am impressed. Was looking for a reason to possibly dump my tab 10.1. This might be my answer. Need to do a little more research plus pricing and carrier availability will be needed to make a solid decision.

12. jimjam unregistered

Would have bought one for $350. Now I will wait and try one and see what everyone else comes out with in Oct/Nov before making a decision.

14. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

This tablet is just a monster. I mean if you really do want to be productive there is no reason to get another tablet.

15. rassouli5 unregistered

Why DOESN'T everyboy mention THIS!!!!!!! It's GREATEST FEAUTURE is it SUPPORTS......."EXE"

16. Mohtastic

Posts: 19; Member since: May 24, 2011

Love it

17. Wissenschaft

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

THE Biggest difference between Win 8 and IOS/Android is: LIVE TILES. They are like widgets-even better- which really make u feel alive and connected. This connection is way beyond the other two OSs mentioned above. They have dead, static interfaces. How can anyone see a comparison. In the phone segment, Nokia build quality is another feature which samsung could never boast, nor can apple do it anymore

18. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

i will never by Surface, the reason is that windows store lacks multitouch apps, both camera are 720p though no 1 uses tablet camera for recording but at times you have, the screen is s**t, and the processor is crap, they could have used snapdragon.....Office is the only cool feature of surface and as it is coming to android and ios, i guess that there is no need to get surface

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Have you tried one? No? STFU.

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i am really amaze for this surface phone!!! really amazing!!! but im really looking forward for nokia's lumia tablet! :)

25. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

the for real PC users are waiting for the Surface PRO because it runs full desktop PC and laptop programs where as the "surface RT only runs Microsoft Rt tiles style apps that are on the window 8 start screen. Microsoft is trying to get as many developers as it can to write the tile style apps for the Surface RT that just went on sale. do not worry the apps will come because this is a great General tablet computer like the Ipad or the High end Androin Jelly bean tablet computers. it's Unique design and the fact that old Microsoft will support the Surface RT to the max because it is Microsoft's low end tablet computer. it's HIch end is the Microsoft Surface pro which runs full PC program .

28. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Even thoug this looks like a really great tablet but still apple will have the best by far app store than both android and microsoft It's frustrating when trying to find an app on android

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