Yes,after tons of rumors spreading around,Apple sent out batches of invitations to the medias,inviting them to attend the event organised on 23 October 2012 at the California Theatre in San Jose.
As you may notice in the invitation,there is a word ‘little’ in the sentence.It’s so easy to make people link it into iPad mini,the smaller size of iPad which may directly compete with Nexus 7 and coming Microsoft Surface.Will it be attractive?
Well,waiting for another week and I’m sure we could know what exactly it is.
Microsoft finally starts the pre-order of its latest tablet “Surface” before Apple officially introduces new products from them(most probably “iPad Mini”).The shipment date will be 26 October,2012.
In the official website of Surface, the pre-order prices are from US$499 and current version of Surface is based on Windows RT,the new version of Windows designed for ARM-based tablets and PCs.
Let us check the details of specifications:
Will this be able to beat with Apple iPad series?I think content is the most important element for tablets.Surface could only be successful until they have the app store with almost the same quality as Apple has and it really takes time.
Microsoft finally joined the battle of tablets.In fact,quite a number of people had got the feeling that Microsoft was willing to enter into the tablet market badly when Microsoft displayed Windows 8 beta which has been optimized for tablet to the public.
Microsoft named the its tablet “Surface“.It will be run Windows 8 on the board and include two versions currently:Windows RT version with NVIDIA Tegra chipset;Windows 8 Pro version with Intel Core i5 processor.
I feel that this tablet will attract people who are currently PC users as Microsoft said Surface will compatible to most of software in Windows 7.By the way,the keyboard is detachable.
From the information provided by Microsoft,two versions of Surface have different sizes and weights.
We can see that Windows RT version is more portable whilst Windows 8 Pro is much powerful. Continue reading →