Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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by Bit_Rapist on Tue 19th Jun 2012 01:07 UTC
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the keyboard built into the cover is cool, everything else is kind of a *meh* moment for me.

This thing is 2 years behind the iPad, its basically rev A and the ecosystem for apps is nowhere compared to the competition. MS has a long road ahead of them with this thing.

I expect the first release of Windows 8 on this thing to suck. Think back to Windows 1.0 copying the Mac OS.

I also think MS is crazy to push Metro. It has failed on the smart phone - hello?!? - now they want to push this failed interface to tablets and windows itself ?

MS just fails to excite me in this day and age.

I mean seriously where is the innovation? All I saw was a clever keyboard the rest of it smacked of 'hey guys we can build a tablet too!'

Give me something redefining... something inspiring... this ain't it

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