After mounting speculation all week, today announced its new MS-branded Tablet. It’ll run 8, come in two flavors (one with an processor and another with an Intel Core i5 processor), features front and rear-facing cameras, a 10.6″ full-HD display, a built-in kickstand to prop the tablet up, and some seriously sharp looks.

The Surface Tablet is about 9.3mm thick and made of a full magnesium case that’s manufactured with “physical vapor distribution,” and the glass is Gorilla Glass 2.0, both of which which Microsoft says will make the the tablet virtually scratch-proof.

Along with the tablet, Microsoft unveiled the Touch Cover (sort of like the ’s Smart Covers), which magnetically attaches to the Surface Tablet and features a built-in keyboard and trackpad, and comes in cyan, magenta, orange, and grey.

The Intel version of the tablet will run a specialized version of called “Surface for Pro,” and the Nvidia version will run RT, the tablet version we’ve mentioned before. According to Microsoft, the ARM version will be available in 32GB and 64GB models, and priced like similar ARM-based Windows .

The Intel version will come in 64GB and 128GB models, and be priced like Ultrabooks (around $1000 or so.) Details are still coming out, and pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet.


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