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In Pictures: 12 things we know about Microsoft's n...
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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