Details about Microsoft Surface
t is touchscreen-based personal computers and interactive boards developed by Microsoft Corporation, using Microsoft Windows Operating System. Microsoft Surface comprises of hybrid tablets, 2 in 1 detachable notebook, convertible desktops, and various other accessories. They are featured with intel processors and they are compatible with Windows 10 OS.
There are nine devices in the Microsoft Surface line:
Surface Hybrid Tablets: comes in the line of hybrid tablets with optional accessories stylus and detachable keyboards.
Surface Pro Hybrid tablets: Similar to Surface hybrid tablets.
Surface Laptop Go 12.5 inches nondetachable touchscreen notebook.
Surface Laptop: similar notebook with nondetachable touchscreen notebook of 13.5 and 15 inches screen with compatible Windows 10 OS.
Surface Book: It’s a notebook with a detachable touchscreen with an optional stylus with an independent screen that can be used as a tablet.
Surface Studio: it’s a 28 inches all-in-one desktop.
Surface Hub: it’s a touch screen interactive board designed for collaboration.
Surface Neo: comes with Windows 10X OS with a dual-screen touch screen of 9 inches.
Surface Duo: comes with the latest dual touch screen of which both screens are 5.6 inches, additional features of this Surface is Android compatibility.
History of Surface:
They were Ist announced in the year 2012 during the event held on June 18. It was presented by former CEO Steve Ballmer in Milk Studios, Los Angeles. The surface was a major initiative launched by Microsoft to integrate its own Operating System of Windows into its own hardware, it comes within a line of Ist PC which is Designed and Distributed Solely by Microsoft.
Its first Surface was marketed as “Surface for Windows RT” which came with Windows 8 OS
On September 23, 2013, they announced Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and Surface 3. Surface 2 came with hardware and software from its original Surface line. Surface 2 was launched on October 22, 2013, and it featured Surface Pro 2 with LTE Connectivity provided by AT&T on March 18, 2014, along with Windows 8.1 OS while as Surface Pro 3 was launched on May 30, 2014, and it came into the market on June 20, 2014.
Next year on March 30, 2015, Microsoft launched Surface 3 which was a compact version than its predecessor and in the same year, they also launched Surface Pro 4 in an event in New York City on October 10, 2015. They launched several other models of Surface in the following years and some of the old models were discontinued. Their latest model of Surface which is known as Surface Duo which is set to be released in September 2020.
It’s Ist TV commercial was aired in October 2012 which was a 30 second commercial directed by Jon Chu about Windows RT Surface with a detachable keyboard and stand.
In the same year 2014, Microsoft signed a five-year $400 million dollar deal with the National Football League, where Microsoft Surface became the official tablet computer brand of the NFL. Microsoft also issued several tablets to NFL teams so they can use it on sidelines to annotate previous match clips.
Also in January 2016, Microsoft announced a collaboration with POW! WOW!, its a group of artists who were from around the world to create murals where they talked about the integration of Surface in their workflow.
Microsoft also collaborated with the US Department of Defense on February 17, 2016, where Microsoft agreed to upgrade the systems with the latest Windows OS for the defense systems.