We can’t help but imagine how great Voice Over IP would be on the Metro UI. The new Windows 8 and Windows RT-powered Surface tablets from Microsoft should have plenty to offer, whether you’re a business person or an individual consumer. For this particular article, we chose to focus on the RT version.

Measuring just 9.3mm thick, the Surface for Windows RT is built around an angled, all-magnesium VaporMg case that weighs just under 1.5 pounds, and is powered by an NVIDIA ARM chip. The Surface also includes extras aplenty, including a built-in stand, twin 2×2 MIMO antennas for WiFi, and a 10.6-inch optically-bonded, Gorilla Glass 2-covered, full HD display.

Like the iPad 2 and new iPad, the Surface includes a magnetically attached cover, which includes a full multi-touch keyboard and trackpad.

HDMI, microSD and USB 2.0 are included as expandable memory, and you’ll also have 32GB or 64GB options for on-board storage. The Surface for Windows RT also includes a new Metro version of Netflix, along with other standard Windows 8 features.

Like its Intel-powered Windows 8 Pro counterpart, pricing and release dates are not yet announced for the Surface with Windows RT, but Microsoft promised “competitive” pricing as compared with other ARM tablets. We wouldn’t be surprised to see these babies powering our Tru experiences before December hits this year (assuming, of course, a Windows RT version of the Tru App is planned and released by then).

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  • Bilesha Wellton

    I’m impressed…

    • Diane Rossin

      You and me both.

      I just wish it came in green :P

      • Amanda Lowe

        That would look a bit iMac-ish ;)

  • Charles Brenon

    Okay, I want one now! lol

  • Adam Kelly

    After all the features being taken out of Windows 8, I’ll stick with Windows 7.

    Windows 8 is like Vista 2.

    • Amanda Lowe

      I don’t think so. I don’t remember Windows Vista having this much buzz and this many people excited about it.

  • Amanda Lowe

    I would have been sold if it didn’t have that annoying touch mouse. I never did like those.

    Besides, that’s kind of pointless on a touch screen device, don’t you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.l.levy.9 David L Levy

    this review seems to confuse the Windows 8 (heavier and thicker, essentially an ultrabook) with the Windows RT (thinner, lighter, ARM chip) version – the latter only runs Office and apps designed for RT, not the full range of Windows programs.

    • Amanda Lowe

      “Measuring just 9.3mm thick, the Surface for Windows RT is built around an angled, all-magnesium VaporMg case that weighs just under 1.5 pounds, and is powered by an NVIDIA ARM chip.”

      I think it’s referring to the Windows RT version. It also mentions that it comes packed with “standard” Windows 8 features, which says to me that it’s implying that Windows RT won’t work with the non-standard apps and programs.

      I could be over-reading it though.

    • http://trutower.com/author/joshnay/ Josh

      Actually, David, this particular article was regarding the Windows RT version. I have just posted the article for the Windows 8 Pro version :)