Pen to Paper: Microsoft Surface

Surface is a new line of tablet devices running Microsoft’s next-generation Windows operating system and marks Microsoft’s first foray into the ever-expanding tablet market. Microsoft will be building and...
Microsoft Surface

Surface is a new line of tablet devices running Microsoft’s next-generation Windows operating system and marks Microsoft’s first foray into the ever-expanding tablet market. Microsoft will be building and branding its own tablets, effectively competing with many other hardware partners of Microsoft.

The Windows Tablet will be available in two distinct versions. The first version is of Windows RT which is effectively the lighter version of Windows 8. This launch is expected in another two months time. The company has announced around the same time Microsoft Tablet. There is a lot anticipation in the market for the tablet. A Windows 8 Pro version of the tablet will follow. The Pro will offer the full Windows 8 OS running on an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU. The Pro version will also be slightly thicker, offer a more robust battery, and boast better peripheral support and twice the storage capacity of the RT version.

Microsoft Tablet will support digital inking, and during a demo at the conference of its launch the company demoed this by writing on the screen using a stylus and then zooming in on the writing, which still looks smooth without any jagged edges. The tablet has 600dpi sampling rate at which the screen records writing at. Apparently, this allows digital inking to be much more precise.

One of the most distinct feature of Microsoft Surface is the optical bonding process. The device has no layers between the Gorilla Glass 2.0 and the display. Microsoft demonstrated that when we use the Stylus, it feels like we are writing directly on the page, not the glass on top of it and it touts optical bonding as the reason behind this level of pen-to-page contact. According to reports from Microsoft, there’s only a 0.7 millimetre distance between the Stylus and where we see the ink.

Windows Tablet uses two digitizers: one for touch and another for digital ink. As long as the Stylus is in close proximity to the tablet screen, Windows will shut off the touch sensor, so that our hand doesn’t accidentally swipe the screen while we are trying to write or draw. Once we are done, the Stylus can then adhere to the side of the tablet, magnetically. This feature is just a glimpse of the smart technology Microsoft is giving into the hands of consumers.

Microsoft Surface is one of the most awaited gadget for consumers.

Author Bio: Neha is a tech-expert with an extensive knowledge of mobile phones, tablets. She frequently writes for some of the most renowned technology blogs and her reviews are read by thousands of people worldwide.

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