Microsoft Surface Models: At a Glance

The initial models of Microsoft Surface tablets have slight variations. A side-by-side comparison of the two tablets' specs:

Surface for Windows RT Surface for Windows 8 Pro
OS Windows RT Windows 8 Pro
Processor ARM 3rd gen Intel Core
Weight 676g 903g
Width 9.3mm 13.5mm
Display 10.6" ClearType HD 10.6" ClearType Full HD
Power 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Ports microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video
Productivity Features Office "15" apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB 64 GB or 128 GB
Availability With Windows 8/RT GA 90 days later
Price ? ?
Source: Microsoft

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