Live: Microsoft revealing more Surface details

Live: Microsoft revealing more Surface details
Right after introducing us to its new OS, Windows 8, Microsoft is broadcasting a special webcast in order to inform us of some additional details regarding its Surface tablets. According to the preliminary information we had about this webcast, the Redmond-based company is going to go over the main features of the device once again, as well as talk about the various purchasing options available to customers. Exactly what is going to happen, though, and whether or not there will be something previously unknown, we cannot say.

One thing that we can say, however, is that if you want to stay informed with regards to the latest developments around Microsoft, Windows and Surface, you should look no further than this very post. Below you'll find our liveblog that will keep you posted with timely updates as the event unfolds!

Event starts at: 01:30 PM EDT | 12:30 PM CDT | 10:30 AM PDT | 07:30 PM CET | 05:30 PM GMT

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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. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Way cool!!! Between all the inovation Android and Microsoft are putting out, Apple is being slowly squeezed out. You just get soooo much more bang for the buck...

2. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Microsoft and Android have always offered more bang for the buck, if only because apple has wanted more bucks for less bang (used to offer more bang, but still more bucks) I'm ready for an Android and Microsoft mobile and desktop OS duopoly, myself.

4. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

This is about Microsoft's tablet, not Apple and Android. And don't compare Android with Microsoft, they're in two dif. categories as far as the OS. Android doesn't even offer customer 5% of what Surface tablets offer. Windows cannot be compared with android or iOS.

13. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

well android tablets has alot of potential but as far as window rt based tablet has a little more capability then others on market it lacks behind in apps. at the rate this tech world works. windows will catch up with apps and android will catch up with capability at the same rate. apple will use get one or two more things and try to say its way better then the competition.

15. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Well Android tablets will never have full PC softwares like for example Microsoft office or adobe suite or others that run in everyone's computer right now. So Android has a lot of potential but not this kind of potential - The only potential i see Android to have is to become a faster OS. Not even close to windows. Have you had windows 8 running on your PC yet or not, Windows 8 is like Win 7 only that is touch capable and starts dif. than Win 7. But you do exactly what you do in Win 7 with it. Android never.

17. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

ok on windows rt i cant run older windows program. with android i cant run them either. you have to wait for the program to optimized for windows 8. android you have to wait for someone to create them. so on that note they in same position. android has alot of developers and apps. windows trying to bring back developers its way and has very little apps. on that note they in same position. also as side note i still use the windows 8 preview. and it work nice a few my programs wasnt ready for it so i had to ditch them wasnt using them anyways. you still have to remember its a different from windows 8 and windows 8 RT.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Way to go MS.

9. JeffdaBeat unregistered

It's a sad day in nerd land when we start putting Microsoft on the same level as Google and Apple. I don't hate Microsoft...but they haven't been innovative in years.

19. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not much else I can say other than I believe you are very, sorely mistaken. Google and Apple have both been trotting down their expected evolutionary paths...Microsoft is the only one of the three that has arguably made a change big enough to even be considered a risk. Not only that, but it is a risk that could change the way we think of tablets, and it could change the way we think of notebooks. Let's not stop there though. Microsoft has been building up to this point and even further for a while, in a manner that has both been visible and very intriguing for those who have had the foresight to follow. Microsoft is heading for a unified OS faster than the Google or Apple, and that is the biggest innovation in mobile software technology we've seen in years.

3. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

It's the best looking wp8 tablet right now..!!

5. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Thanks Ray S. I enjoyed the blog :)

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

What's the diffidence between the office suite that comes with RT and the Office suite that comes with The Surface Pro? is one better then the other or offer more capabilities and functionality?

16. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

so to explain this simply windows rt doesn't run what we call legacy app. so all those old adobe photoshop and any older program u got saved up or are ready to download most likely will not work unless its optimized for windows 8. while on a full windows 8 device can handle older programers just fine.

8. Savage unregistered

You can plug a USB Flash drive in this thing? Just. Wow. Consider all the specs and the new Windows OS on the Surface, this is easily the best tablet now. Still waiting for the reviews.

12. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

18. Savage unregistered

Thanks a bunch! RT is a decent device but I'd choose the Pro when it comes out. Imagine plugging a 1 Terabyte HDD in this monster.

10. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Tegra 3... 2GB ram... for some reason I don't think it will really be able to run Windows very effectively.

11. Iphone4 unregistered

Flop Ipad, nexus 7 and kin

14. Iphone4 unregistered

It will sell for one month then no one will want it. there are no apps. If there are some they too expensive. They announced 125k apps on Market place 120k are useless. Ipad, nexus 7 and Kindle HD the way to go. Nexus 7 for £159 u can not go wrong.

20. gd761

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Be Aware that the Brand New Microsoft Surface RT Tablet does NOT support ANY POP3 Format E-Mail Programs at all. If you have an E-Mail Address that you have used for many Years and or if you use an E-Mail Address for your Business, then you better hope that it's NOT a POP3 Format like a lot of us have and Now we can NOT use at all on the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet. This is an issue that I had found out only After Spending over $700.00 for the 64GB version of the Tablet. Microsoft; What the HELL went Wrong!? Why did you NOT Support any POP3 Formatted E-Mail Programs with your Brand New Surface RT Tablet!?

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