Microsoft Surface is a portable tablet computer released by the specified company.
Currently, there are two models of this device, each of which has a number of distinctive features.
The main difference between the available modelsTablet PC Microsoft Surface is to use two different CPUs. The most powerful device will be equipped with a processor from Intel. This tablet will run under the operating system of Microsoft - Windows 8. Of course, this is not a mobile version of the OS, designed for smartphones.
The second model of Microsoft SurfaceRuns under Windows RT. This tablet uses a central processor with ARM architecture. To connect peripherals and external drives in the tablet is a USB 2.0 port. A more powerful model will be equipped with a USB 3.0 interface. This will slightly increase the processing speed of information from external storage devices.
Despite the fact that both computer modelsAre equipped with touch screen displays with a diagonal of 10.6 inches, between these screens there is a huge difference. The model working with Intel's CPU has a matrix with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Now it's not difficult to meet tablets that support the Full HD image. Unfortunately, this display is far from the new matrix Retina series, presented by Apple.
The younger model matrix supports resolution1280x720 pixels. To ensure a high level of graphics in the tablet uses a graphics processor series Tegra 3, endowed with four cores. It is important to note that in a more powerful model, the graphics accelerator function is performed by one of the cores of the Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor.
An interesting innovation inherent in the describedTablets - a thin keyboard that serves as a protective cover. Unfortunately, in the first tablets of Microsoft there are no communication modules with 3G and LTE networks. To connect to the Internet, you can use four types of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.