In pictures: Microsoft's Surface launches in Austr...
The hardware is, surprisingly, little more than a standard PC. Microsoft only offers one configuration, which uses a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU with 2GB of DDR2 memory and about 250GB of storage. An ATI X1650 graphics card runs a 30in DLP projected display at a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. There are host of output and input connections, including six USB ports (the demo unit had a Bluetooth module connected) as well as RGB and component video outputs.<br><br>You can cobble together a similar specced machine for about $1000, though you won't get the multitouch or object identification capabilities. For that, you'll need to pay $21,000. <br><Br> <i>Stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and features. Sign up to [[xref: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/user/register| PC World’s newsletters| Register for PC World Australia’s newsletters]]</i><br><br><i>Follow PC World Australia on Twitter: [[xref:http://twitter.com/PCWorldAu|@PCWorldAu|Follow PC World Australia on Twitter]]</i>
In pictures: Microsoft's Surface launches in Australia