A couple of days ago we stopped by one of the latest Microsoft “pop-up” stores. Microsoft has launched 32 of these “pop-up” stores around the US and Canada and lucky enough there is one in Pittsburgh at Ross Park Mall. The reason Microsoft is calling these “pop-up” stores is because they are temporary installments for the holiday season that are intended to give shoppers more options for buying Microsoft and other PC-related products. We had the chance to talk to the manager of the store and get a demo of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Read on for our video coverage.
As you can see from the above video the Surface tablet is a pretty impressive device. The actual dimensions are 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in and it weighs in at just 1.5lbs. The exterior of the device is a vapor magnesium casing with an included pull out stand. The Surface features a 10.6-inch ClearType HD display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and 5-point multi-touch. Powering the device is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 2GB of memory. Other features include a USB 2.0 port, two 720p HD cameras, MicroSDXC card reader, HD video port, Bluetooth and WiFi.
These tablets are available now online and of course at your local Microsoft store. The base model is 32GB at sells for $499. If you want the included touch cover add $100. There is also a 64GB model that comes with the touch cover for $699. If you want to purchase a touch cover separately they are $199 each and the type covers are $129.
If you have a Microsoft store in your area make sure you stop by and check it out. The Surface is definitely something you want to see in person!