As you can see, the name of it has the word “Tablet” that is how Microsoft defines its product. I personally would define it as a tablet with an advanced hardware interface, maybe as one of those “convertibles” already available on the market from Asus and other producers. However, Microsoft tried to combine all the best features of both groups – tablets and netbooks. Surface Tablet can be used as a pure tablet with a normal touchscreen, with a Microsoft logo-ed touch button. This touch button, by the way, is the only Microsoft logotype on the case of the tablet, no word Microsoft can be found anywhere else (reminds me of marking apple devices, everyone must know the giant by face). The case itself is very thin and nice looking.
The back side of the tablet has an attached stand that can make device standing in a comfortable position. The device will have two options of the included keyboard – Type cover and Touch cover. Type cover physical buttons and is a little thicker than Touch cover, which has touch buttons. Both of this keyboard can also be used as a cover of the screen or detached from the device.
Tablet has Windows RT OS, which is expected to be comparable to Windows 8 and competitive to iOS. Microsoft didn’t release this tablet yet and is very careful to let anyone test it for a longer time, however, thous who were lucky to touch device and press a few buttons, share the experience of a very nice model of tablets with great opportunities at the market. The windows animation is smooth and fast enough, the desktop reminds of the windows mobile desktop used on the recent Windows phones and tablets. The tablet has few ports available on its sides, so, it has the potential possibility to connect to different devices like TV, external hard drives etc.
Even though it seems unusual that Microsoft decided to get into the hardware business, they did a good job with this new tablet. The price of the tablet is still a mystery but surely it will be worth buying, otherwise, Microsoft will lose Android devices and largest competitor Apple. However, market doest stand on one spot and surely close the time when other giants of hardware production will give their powerful response to this Microsoft’s product.