In Pictures: 12 things we know about Microsoft's new Surface Tablet (and one thing we don't)

For the first time ever, Microsoft is designing, manufacturing and selling a computer - the ARM-based tabled called Surface. Here's what we know about the Surface tablet.

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Thinner, lighter than iPad

The Surface will be 9.3 mm thick, and weigh 1.4 pounds. (The Wi-Fi-only version of the current-generation iPad is 9.4 mm thick and 1.44 pounds.) There’s a fold-out stand built into the back of the tablet to prop it up in a landscape orientation. Its casing is made with magnesium through a process called by a catchy marketing term: VaporMg.

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