Microsoft Surface


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Microsoft Surface is a series of computing devices, including tablet computers and interactive whiteboards, designed and created by Microsoft. First announced on June 18, 2012 by the then CEO, Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event in Milk Studios, Surface was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Windows operating system with its own hardware, and is the first PC designed and distributed solely by Microsoft.[5]

Surface tablet computers consists of two major variants: Surface which use low-power system-on-chip technology, and Surface Pro with PC-class Intel x64 CPUs. Both are powered by Microsoft’s own Windows operating system. Previous generations of Surface used ARM CPUs and the Windows RT operating system derived for them; however, the Surface 3 uses x64 Intel Atom CPU and thus runs full Windows 8.1. This, along with the Surface Pro models, will be upgradable to Windows 10 for free in the summer of 2015. (Windows RT models will not get Windows 10 itself, but Microsoft promised an update which would bring some Windows 10 features to these devices.)

At the Windows 10 event on the 21st of January 2015, the brand expanded into the interactive whiteboard industry with the announcement of the Microsoft Surface Hub.

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