Unboxing a new 64GB Surface tablet from Microsoft. This is the 64GB Surface with black touch cover, $699. Microsoft was as good as their word and I received the Surface on 26 Oct, 2012–launch day for Windows 8 and for Surface. No lines, no waiting.
Fairly attractive box.
The whole she-bang–a simple black outer sleeve with an inner white box for the Surface.
The inner white box, also with simple branding.
Slide the white box to reveal the touch cover in a little compartment below.
A closer view of the touch cover, with a fairly pleasant black material.
Another view of the touch cover.
Touch cover from the side
Keys on touch cover are slightly raised, but do not click or have any travel.
A closeup of the magnetic connector at the back of the touch cover.
The full touch cover keyboard
Instructions are in tiny little booklet.
Simple and elegant instructions on how to use kickstand and touch cover
Finally, opening the main box
In the box is the Surface tablet and a power supply.
Surface is 12-1/2″ diagonal, in total
Below the device is another little instruction booklet.
Right edge has speaker, HD video out, USB and connector for power cable.
Connecting the touch cover was simple. And yes, it did result in a satisfying click.
Another view of the right side of the Surface, including a good view of the kickstand flush against the back of the device
The outside surface of the touch cover is sort of fuzzy.
The magnetic connector for the touch cover
Another view of the touch cover connector
Power supply has folding set of prongs.
Power supply connector on the Surface side is another magnetic connector.
Surface now plugged in
Flipping out the kickstand
Standing on the kickstand, with the touch cover folded up
Side view, kickstand out, touch cover up
Small instruction booklet
Warranty and license junk for Windows (both Windows 8 and Windows RT)
Windows RT instruction manual couldn’t be simpler.
Instructions for the Surface itself, showing the location of various ports
Hardware setup consists of clicking the touch cover onto the Surface.
Software setup consists of pressing power button and following instructions.
Badge with model info is behind the kickstand.
microSD port is behind the kickstand.
View of the edge of touch cover with folded over connector strip
Surface is plugged in and charging.
One final view