More detailed Surface Specs sheet finally answers such questions as “What is the screen resolution of the Surface RT”

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Microsoft has been less than forthcoming with the details of their Surface tablets, including for many months now specifics such as what the screen resolution is or how many megapixels the camera is.

Now Microsoft has released a PDF with slightly more information,  revealing amongst other information what the screen resolution of both Surface tablets are ( 1366×768 and 1920×1080) and whether the Surface RT supports a stylus (only capacitive pens it seems).

Of course we still do not know what the resolutions of the cameras are (presumably around 2 megapixel each for HD support) but at least we know the RT tablet has 2 microphones while the Pro tablet has one.

The PDF can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

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  • XB_Mod

    I would like to know the battery life on the Surface with Win8 pro….

    I think 8h is ok but not impressive. Considering the iPad gets you 9 hours of battery life with cellular (4G) its a bit underwhelming especially since the iPad Display has a much higher PPI.

    • Il Baffo

      you should compare the battery life with the 8RT,
      considering that iOs is not a full operating system like 8Pro…

      • XB_Mod

        its 8 hours on the Win RT…compared to the iPad its still less even though the iPad has LTE…

        I’m not comparing Win8 Pro to iOS…I want to know what the battery life of it is to see if the trade off (battery life for a real OS) is worth it.

        • Il Baffo

          indeed, the battery in the ipad (42.5w/h
          http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411035,00.asp ) is more powerful, but it costs 100 dollars more.

          It is effectively a matter of use, for me it is not a big problem as I would use it maily at home.
          Either way I’m looking forward for the Pro version, probably the W700

        • Il Baffo

          indeed, the battery in the ipad (42.5w/h
          http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411035,00.asp ) is more powerful, but it costs 100 dollars more.

          It is effectively a matter of use, for me it is not a big problem as I would use it maily at home.
          Either way I’m looking forward for the Pro version, probably the W700

  • Il Baffo

    they didn’t say the price of the pro tough

    • tropolite

      The Surface Pro is coming out early 2013. RT is only available at the moment.

  • http://twitter.com/ei8htyei8ht Giovanni Pellegrini

    So long as the Pro is <$1000 (apprx £3.50) I'll buy it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rtonheim Runar Tonheim

    Does it have GPS? I dod not find any info about that…

    • lol

      doesnt have gps u fag

  • R

    Without 3G (or 4G) not real slate. As much as I want one, I´ll have to go with some other option.

    • 123321

      tethering ftw! why should i pay for two internetconnections?

    • TheOne2125

      The amount of people that buy Mobile enable tablets is alot lower than WiFi versions.

    • Terence Cassar

      Plus I think that you would be able to plug in a data dongle instead sinceit has a USB port

  • 123321

    what about nfc??

    • 89caps

      No NFC

  • ForMS-News

    anyone know what HD Video out is? does that mean HDMI?

    • Sebastiaan Dammann

      Yes, but there is a seperate adapter sold for that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sergey-Durnov/100000964100298 Sergey Durnov

    For that specs, it’s too pricy comparing to competitors

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009460784 John Ireland

    Good god the trolls have been fast and furious today.
    “No 3G/4G not a real slate” please the ubiquity of WiFi and mobile hotspots nullify this argument.
    “Too pricey for specs” Compared to what? An android tablet (which new models sell out the gate for $500 before being discounted because they fail) with less RAM, no real Office suite (I’ve tried them all on Android and they fail), shitty plastic construction, less memory and maybe no expansion port (much less microSDXC). Oh maybe they mean Apple, which does have decent build quality and a higher res screen (honestly you cannot tell the difference, it is just pixel-pimping) but you also have a poor Office suite that cost an additional $30, a processor that runs hot enough for people to complain because of the screen and they cost MORE.

    This device has a full Office suite (minus macros and VB, really how many of you use them regularly), camera that are good for Skype (do you routinely take pictures with your tablet, Goggle thought not, look at the Nexus), a screen resolution that is more than enough for anything short of picture editing (which you wouldn’t do on an RT) and capacitance input combined with MS’s excellent handwriting recognition (which works with cap. input in W7) makes something the iPad doesn’t have. I think they priced this piece of Mg magic just right in the end and the people complaining should be the OEMs that need to justify their higher RT prices for crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009460784 John Ireland

    Good god the trolls have been fast and furious today.
    “No 3G/4G not a real slate” please the ubiquity of WiFi and mobile hotspots nullify this argument.
    “Too pricey for specs” Compared to what? An android tablet (which new models sell out the gate for $500 before being discounted because they fail) with less RAM, no real Office suite (I’ve tried them all on Android and they fail), shitty plastic construction, less memory and maybe no expansion port (much less microSDXC). Oh maybe they mean Apple, which does have decent build quality and a higher res screen (honestly you cannot tell the difference, it is just pixel-pimping) but you also have a poor Office suite that cost an additional $30, a processor that runs hot enough for people to complain because of the screen and they cost MORE.

    This device has a full Office suite (minus macros and VB, really how many of you use them regularly), camera that are good for Skype (do you routinely take pictures with your tablet, Goggle thought not, look at the Nexus), a screen resolution that is more than enough for anything short of picture editing (which you wouldn’t do on an RT) and capacitance input combined with MS’s excellent handwriting recognition (which works with cap. input in W7) makes something the iPad doesn’t have. I think they priced this piece of Mg magic just right in the end and the people complaining should be the OEMs that need to justify their higher RT prices for crap.

  • tropolite

    The screen resolution was explained in the announcement – RT’s would be 1366×768 and the Pro would be 1920×1080.
    Wireless only is just fine with me – I have enough hotspot tech, tethering on my phone or wireless modem.
    NFC, okay that may have been a good feature but hell I’ve lived without it till now, there’s BlueTooth so meh – not a dealbreaker at all.
    Mine is pre-ordered! :)

    • Bugbog

      I don’t know why I keep reading that they didn’t make the screen resolution known? They did that back in June!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009460784 John Ireland

    I also love the comments complaining about the eight hour battery life, compared to the mythical iPad3 (because you know that retina makes it better). All I have read is that the iPad3 drains like a leaky bath tub and takes forever to charge. MS is showing 1 hour, while being used, to charge to 50%… I’m thinking this is another example of iSheep looking for something to go after.

  • meetarnav

    NO NFC? Windows 8 has native support for NFC and that is primarily one of the strong points of Lumia as well… Microsoft didn’t include it in the Surface tablets. They never listen, do they?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jason.duffus Jason Duffus

      Actually they do support NFC. They stated this in the unofficial debut at their June event.

      • meetarnav

        Nope. NO NFC, NO GPS, NO 3G/4G. It’s a joke.

  • koenshaku

    RT is cool $100 less for the coverless model would have probably swung me over to get one. I will wait on the pro because I need my legacy apps.