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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RE[2]: Looks fantastic
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Looks fantastic"
Morgan
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They may not have a traditional BIOS; most ARM devices use bootcode stored on the flash ROM or bootable SD card, and I'm willing to bet the Intel version will use UEFI.

But I'm sure you're correct in that they will lock out any other OSes. That's a shame given how nice the hardware is. Then again, I've felt no desire to install anything else on my WP7 phone, which is odd for me.

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