The Microsoft Surface is a category of tablet computers manufactured by Microsoft. There are two versions: the Surface Pro runs Windows 8 Professional on an Intel Core i5 processor, and has full support for legacy apps. The Surface RT runs Windows RT on an ARM processor, and only runs Metro apps.
The Surface includes a magnetically attached touchpad/keyboard cover, and a kickstand, allowing it to be used as a tablet or a laptop.
For the large table-sized touch device (aka Surface 1.0), see microsoft-pixelsense.