Deviantart user nik255 imagined the next Windows RT already and also the first Windows tablet with a 7 inch diagonal. While people are already dreaming of bringing the phablet and 7 inch slate format to Windows/Windows Phone, the device makers are not quite there yet. Let’s see what this Microsoft Surface Companion has to offer.
As you can see, it involves a stylus, it has a back camera and it even has room at the bottom for a kickstand. It’s clearly related to the original Surface tablet and it has a nice sidebar for various notifications and messages, reminding me a lot of the same bar on the BlackBerry 10 OS. Surface Companion relies on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core 1.7 GHz processor, with Adreno 320 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 7.9 inch 2K display, meaning it has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Thus, this is a Retina Display Surface tablet, if I may say so.
Just like the previous Surface tablet, this model has a case made from magnesium, the VapoMg case. It also comes with microSDXC, USB 3.0, MiniDisplayPort Video, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and 2 MIMO antennae. Inside there’s a 44 WH rechargeable battery and there’s both a front and back camera on this baby. The rear one is a LifeCam with 1080p HD capture. The 7 inch Surface tablet is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB storage versions and comes with a magnetic digital ink stylus, that attaches to its top.
Microsoft will also craft special technologies for this stylus. So, do you feel tempted by these goodies?
[via Nik255 on Deviantart]