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Microsoft surface

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Microsoft surface

  1. 1. Microsoft Surface Prepared by Piyush V. Khadse
  2. 2. Agenda : •What is Microsoft Surface? •What is Surface Computing? •How is the surface used? •How does it work? •Specifications •Microsoft Surface Tab+Laptop •Microsoft Surface Tablet+Laptop •Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet+Laptop •Pros •Cons •Who’s using the Surface today? •Microsoft Surface’s Future… •Conclusion •References
  3. 3. What is Microsoft Surface? • Project began in 2001 • Introduced in 2007 • A surface computing platform from Microsoft. “Microsoft Surface represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with digital content. With Surface, we can actually grab data with our hands, and move information between objects with natural gestures and touch. All without using a mouse or a keyboard.”
  4. 4. What is surface computing? A form of computing that offers “a natural way of interacting with information” rather than the “traditional user interface.” “Direct Interaction” “Multi–Touch” “Multi–User” “Object Recognition”
  5. 5. • Wireless! • Digital interactive painting • At a phone store? • At a restaurant? • Play games and use the Internet. • Jukebox! Browse music, make play lists. • Maps How is the Surface used?
  6. 6. How does it work? • The Surface uses multiple infrared cameras beneath the screen/table top to sense objects, physical touch, etc. • The Surface “recognizes objects based on shape or by using domino-style identification (domino tags) on the bottom of the objects.” • This information is processed and displayed using “rear projection”. (1) Screen (2) Infrared (3) CPU (4) Projector
  7. 7. Specifications Display Type: 30-inch XGA DLP® projector. Graphics card with 256 MB of memory. COMPUTING SYSYTEM 2.13-GHz Intel® Core2 Duo processor. Memory: 2 GB dual- channel DDR2. Advanced version of Windows vista. Input Camera-based vision system with LED infrared direct illumination. Bluetooth® keyboard and mouse. I/O CONNECTIONS 2 headphone jacks 6 USB 2.0 ports Ethernet port (Gigabit Ethernet card [10/100/1000]) External monitor port On/Standby power button AUDIO Output type: Stereo flat panel built-in speakers Output compliant standards: Stereo
  8. 8. Microsoft Surface Tab+Laptop •Microsoft designed two models of Surface Tablets. They are: I. Surface for Windows RT Tablet II. Surface for Windows8 Pro Tablet •The Windows RT version will be released together with the Windows 8 operating system in October 2012. •The Windows 8 Pro version is due to come 3 months later, may be it is released in January 2013.
  9. 9. Microsoft Surface Tablet Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet The exterior of each one looks nearly identical, the innards expose major differences in architecture.
  10. 10. Operating System: Windows RT operating system Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro-HD video, 2x2 MIMO antenn Front- and rear-facing "HD" cameras Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip Weight: 676 grams Thickness: 9.3 millimeters Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capacitive touchpanel Battery: 31.5W-h I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antenna Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stan Capacity: 32GB / 64GB Microsoft Surface Tablet
  11. 11. Operating System: Windows 8 Pro operating system Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort video Front- and rear-facing "HD" cameras Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) Weight: 903 grams Thickness: 13.5 millimeters Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capacitive touchp Battery: 42Wh I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini Display Port, 2x2 MIMO antenn Software: Windows 8 Pro Accessories: Touch Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Pal Block Capacity: 64GB / 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
  12. 12. Pros •Intuitive User interaction with natural gesture. •Collaborative computing experience. •Object Recognition. •Customer can easily design using it. •Mediator between devices. •It can act as a teacher assistant.
  13. 13. Cons • Surface is not portable and very expensive. • Privacy and security issues - Open for many to view. • Screen Visibility - Glare, finger prints/dirt and human interaction obscuring interface. • Objects needs to be tagged (domino tags or RFIDs).
  14. 14. Who’s using the Surface today? • Currently only commercially available and used in the retail, hospitality, automotive, banking and healthcare industries. •Current customers are AT&T, T-Mobile, the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Sheraton Hotels, Disney Innovations House in California.
  15. 15. Microsoft Surface’s Future… • Surface will continue to be sold to and used by restaurants, retail, leisure and public entertainment venues. • Microsoft wants to expand to the consumer market by making a product people can use in their home environment (using other surfaces like desks or making a version that hangs on the wall). • Computer scientists hope to incorporate this kind of technology in peoples’ daily lives… Future goals are to surround people with intelligent surfaces (look up recipes on your kitchen counter or table, control TV with coffee table, etc.
  16. 16. Conclusion Microsoft Surface is the future of computers. Fundamentally changes the way we interact with technology Surface takes existing technology and presents it in a new way. It isn't simply a touch screen, but more of a touch-grab-move-slide-resize-and-place-objects-on-top- of-screen, and this opens up new possibilities that weren't there before.
  17. 17. References  http://www.microsoft.com/surfa ce/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micr osoft_Surface.  http://www.microsoft.com/SUR FACE/about_faqs/faqs.aspx  http://www.microsoft.com/press pass/press/2007/may07/05- 29MSSurfacePR.mspx  http://www.microsoft.com/surfa ce/Pages/Customers/Opportuni ties.aspx