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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Another good idea
by Priest on Tue 19th Jun 2012 01:30 UTC
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This is an improvement on the last generation of covers but I have an idea for what to do after this:

Since the keyboard is replaceable, make a keyboard cover that contains a huge battery and some expansion ports.

It would allow a battery orders of magnitude larger that would give you 2 or more weeks of actual use rather than the 5-10 hours we have now. You could charge it once a month.

It would also give you additional USB ports etc. that you don't have with a tablet typically.

When you need something lighter just swap the big heavy keyboard for the normal cover and you have a normal tablet. It would even work to charge the tablet while it's connected.

Edited 2012-06-19 01:38 UTC

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