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Microsoft Unveils Tablet-PC

Microsoft has unveiled its own tablet computer – Microsoft Surface – as the U.S. company seeks to join in on the booming tablet market.┬áThe tablet will come in two versions. The smaller is planned to be released this fall along with the new Microsoft operating system Windows 8.

The entry into the production of tablet computers is a huge turning point for Microsoft. The company usually only sells software with its Windows operating system, while the computer hardware is built by manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, Samsung and Dell.

The Microsoft Tablets are about as big as an iPad, but have a slightly wider 16:9 screen, with a diagonal of 10.6 inches (26.9 centimeters) and a USB port and a slot for MicroSD memory cards. The most striking features are the built-in stand and removable screen protector that has a full keyboard along with touch pad.