Microsoft Surface

Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Surface family of devices

Microsoft Surface is a line of high-end computing devices created by Microsoft. The hardware of the Surface products is designed entirely by Microsoft, a first for the company. Reviews of the first-generation Surface devices were mixed, but subsequent generations have generally favorable reviews, and inspired several copycat devices.

The Surface line includes multiple device types, including 2-in-1s, laptops, and peripheral devices.


When discussing a screen, the Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch tabletop display from Microsoft. This Surface allows people to interact with the big screen using only their fingers and found in bars, restaurants, and hotels.

Surface devices and peripherals

Hardware terms, Tablet, Windows RT