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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My Comment...
by jello on Tue 19th Jun 2012 21:00 UTC
jello
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2006-08-08

It's nice to see that Microsoft is creating hardware to sustain their imposed Win8 Metro interface.
Without devices like this Metro will be dead on arrival.
Even if I don't like it, maybe others will.

Anyway...

After looking at the presentation video I was not impressed.
Expected more substance... they all talked about the same stuff, for over 30 minutes.

Besides: this device is either a tablet or a desktop.
It can never be a laptop; you can't write on it while this device is sitting on your lap (using the keyboard).
You need a surface in order to keep the screen standing.

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