The Surface tablet will be available with a 3mm Touch Cover that senses keystrokes as gestures to enable users to type faster. It will come in a range of colours.
The tablet features a built-in kickstand to keep it upright. The Pro version will have a stylus for users to take down handwritten notes.
The Surface sports a full-sized USB port. Other connectivity options include - Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae (for wireless communications) and microSD.
The device has a 10.6-inch screen and supports an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is best suited for wide screen viewing.
Various Microsoft executives demonstrate the tablet along with its accessories.
Attendees get a first look at the Surface tablets at the special event held in Hollywood, California.
Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division shows off the tablet's multimedia capabilities.
Mike Angiulo, Microsoft Corporate Vice President demonstrates features of the tablet. The pricing and battery life of the tablet were not revealed at the event.
The Windows RT version measures 9.3mm in thickness while the Windows 8 Pro version is slightly thicker at 13.5mm.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, reveals the Surface tablet at the event. The Surface will be available in two versions: one featuring Windows RT and the other running on Windows 8 Pro.
Panos Panay, General Manager, Microsoft Surface, enlightened audiences on the design and functionality of the Surface.
People getting a hands on experience of the Microsoft Surface post the event.