Microsoft has lifted the veil on its new tablet device by the name of Surface.

The device features an ultra thin keyboard built right into its cover, a kickstand in the body and both front and rear-facing HD video cameras.

"Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees," comes the official blurb. The Surface also packs a full USB port along with a 10.6 inch screen.

It’ll be possible to buy Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro models, the former being available on the day of the Windows 8 release and the latter following around 90 days later.

As far as the price goes, Microsoft has simply said that it’ll be "competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC".

The specs are below:

Windows RT model

  • OS: Windows RT
  • Light(1): 676 g
  • Thin(2): 9.3 mm
  • Clear: 10.6" ClearType HD display
  • Energized: 31.5 W-h
  • Connected: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Office '15' Apps, touch cover, type cover
  • Practical: VaporMg case & stand
  • Configurable: 32 GB, 64 GB

Windows 8 Pro model

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Light(1): 903 g
  • Thin(2): 13.5 mm
  • Clear: 10.6" ClearType full HD display
  • Energized: 42 W-h
  • Connected: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Touch cover, type Cover, pen with palm block
  • Practical: VaporMg case & stand
  • Configurable: 64 GB, 128 GB