Three-prong approach to quality display taken
According to Stevie Bathich, Microsoft's applied sciences department manager, the lower resolution display on the Surface Windows RT tablet is better to read on than the iPads Retina display. Bathich claims that a statistic known as "modulation transfer function" (MTF) is the primary metric that should be used when judging devices for readability, and that the Surface tablet scores higher than the current-generation iPad.
No cellular connection to keep costs down
Microsoft's newly-unveiled Surface tablets may not feature cellular connectivity options when the devices launch later this year. Sources familiar with the products' specifications have told Bloomberg that the decision to forego 3G and 4G capabilities is aimed at keeping pricing as low as possible.
Showing off tablet, keyboard cover
Today Microsoft pulled back the veil on its much-rumored tablets. Dubbed "Surface," the Microsoft-branded tablets run either Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT and feature a novel cover that doubles as a keyboard. The company has followed up with images showing off both the tablet and its productivity-oriented keyboard cover.