Microsoft has unveiled Surface, this is what Microsoft thinks is going to compete with Apple’s iPad. The tablet was announced on Monday by CEO Steve Ballmer. He is calling it part of a “whole new family of devices” the company is developing. Microsoft promised that the Surface’s price tag will be similar to the iPad, which sells for $499 to $829, depending on the model. Here are the specs:

Surface RT tablet key specs

Windows RT operating system
Nvidia ARM CPU
9.3mm thick
676 grams/23.85 ounces
10.6-inch ClearType HD Display
31.5 watt hour battery
Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, micro HD video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
Storage options: 32GB and 64GB for Windows RT
Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras

Surface Pro tablet key specs

Windows 8 operating system
Intel third-generation Core i CPU
13.5mm thick
903 grams/31.85 ounces
10.6-inch ClearType “Full HD” Display
42 watt hour battery
Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort video
Storage options: 64GB and 128GB
Front and rear-facing “HD” cameras

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