Poll: Microsoft's Surface-Level Tablet Specs
Microsoft showed off the tablet at an event in LA and announced some details, including that it weighs 1.5 lbs, would have a magnesium case and full touchscreen keypad that can be magnetically attached to the tablet, a built-in stand for viewing and an integrated Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) application.
The software maker is introducing two different versions of the tablet, the ARM Ltd. -based, Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) tablet with Microsoft's mobile version of the Windows operating system, Windows RT, as well as one based on Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC)'s x86 CPU with the full Windows 8 Pro OS.
Those are some of the details Microsoft shared, but it left out an equal number of important considerations, like when it will launch, what the price will be and if there will be a network-connected version. Microsoft never mentioned carrier partners or Long Term Evolution (LTE), but it did promise more details close to the launch. (See Microsoft Surface: Where's the 4G Wireless?)
In the meantime, we want to hear what Light Reading readers want from the tablet. With so many device options on the market, including more to come from Microsoft's own partners, what are your priorities? What feature will put you over the edge to buy the Surface? Let us know by voting in the poll below.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile