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 interesting I guess.
by etrek on Tue 19th Jun 2012 14:13 UTC
etrek
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Why aren't vendors competing with Apple in terms of their Retina display tech? Seems to me that THAT would be the killer feature rather than a cool case & kickstand. Otherwise the specs don't seem that far off from other devices already on the market.

I do not think Microsoft has the cachet to force their version of the "walled garden" on the masses just yet.

As far as the Metro interface goes I have not played with it enough to have an informed opinion as to it's appeal vs Android or Apple.

For me though at the end of the day it's a combination of speed/display/hackability that matters.

YMMV

E.

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