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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looks good
by stabbyjones on Tue 19th Jun 2012 01:40 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

But:
No price = Must be expensive.
Microsoft hardware = Enforced secure boot.

Unless Windows 8 has the same pull as Windows 7 on release, (which it hasn't really so far.) It's going to have to rely on that shiny factor bad.

It seems to be great on the surface but I'll need a bit more info before I accept press conference marketing as fact. It would certainly be a great replacement for work laptops if they have actually pulled it off.

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