Microsoft 'Surface' tablet: Ready to take on Apple's iPad challenge

Microsoft 'Surface' tablet: Ready to take on Apple's iPad challenge Zeebiz Bureau

Washington: Software giant Microsoft on Tuesday forayed into the tablet market to give stiff competition to Appleā€™s iPad.

At an event in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled its 10.6-inch tablet called Surface.

Surface will run on ARM processor that will support Windows RT, a version of Windows 8 on which only the Metro apps will work. The ARM version is 9.3mm thick and weighs 676 gram. Microsoft said that Surface with ARM processor will also run MS Office 15. The tablet also supports USB 2.

The company has not yet revealed its price tag however it has said that the tablet will be priced as per other tablets running on ARM processors.

With Agency Inputs