While the tablet computer industry has been going through a rapid rise over the past two years, technological giant Microsoft has been mostly just watching from the sidelines. Other major computer makers, including Microsoft’s chief competition Apple, have all gotten their hands into the tablet business. Microsoft though, has been hanging back. While they have made significant strides forward in trying to develop tablet software for more than a decade, they hung back and allowed others to produce the actual tablets.
Monday, Microsoft introduced their upcoming tablet computer, Surface. Based on initial impressions, it looks like Microsoft is more focused on changing the game, rather than just joining it. Boasting impressive specifications and comparable size dimensions relative to other tablets, Surface would likely find success on the market as just a regular tablet. But when you bring in the ultra-thin external keyboard into the picture, Surface begins to look and function much more like a regular PC rather than just a tablet.
With that perk in its arsenal, the Surface could potentially offer just a bit more functionality and capability than competing tablets, which make this one of the must-watch tech items for the rest of 2012.
To read more on Microsoft Surface, as well as details on its hardware specifications, head here: http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-06/microsoft-announces-its-first-real-tablet-surface