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 Treza on Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:22 UTC
Treza
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I\'m quite surprised by the reactions shown here. I don\'t see anything special in that thing.

- I only see a glass tablet just like the gazillion Android tablets (from Samsung, LG, acer...).
- There are already plenty of bluetooth keyboard/covers for iPads (for example http://www.logitech.com/fr-fr/tablet-accessories/ipad/keyboard-case...). Some support both portrait and landscape modes.
- The screen resolution is not outstanding.
- The stand seems to have a fixed angle which will be certainly ankward as a laptop, especially as it cannot fully lay on the keyboard...which is a consequence of the screen aspect ratio which is nothing to brag about.

etc.etc...

The OS is Windows8, which is not exactly surprising. The only way Microsoft could alienate the OEM would be to develop special software or OS version for that crap.

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