Microsoft launches Surface tablets. The devices will run on Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.
|Surface is a 9.3mm thick tablet with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device's cover|
|Panos Panay, the general manager of the Microsoft Surface, holds a credit card to compare the layers of the VaporMg case of the new tablet computer|
|A close-up image of the Microsoft Surface which weighs under 1.5 pounds|
|Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils Surface at Hollywood's Milk Studios|
|The Surface tablet has a 10.6-inch (27cm) screen|
|Microsoft Surface seen from the side, which shows view of the kickstand|
|The Surface tablet will run on Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system|