Beneath The Surface: 7 Key Attributes Of Microsoft's New Tablet


It Has A Keyboard (That's Also A Cover)

According to Microsoft, some activities simply "call for a keyboard." That’s why the Redmond, Wash.-based software veteran equipped its new Surface lineup with a pressure sensitive cover that doubles as a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad.

Measuring just 33mm thick, the Touch Cover is a protective shield for the Surface that, when folded down and attached via a magnetic clip, transforms into a full-fledged keyboard. Like the kickstand, the Touch Cover comes with the Surface, eliminating users from having to make separate purchases for a keyboard or a cover.

It also comes in five different colors, ranging from black to blue to hot pink.