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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Naming
by darknexus on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:44 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

It sure looks nice. It's just too bad Microsoft has no concept of how to name something so it will grab your attention. Surface? Really? To be fair though, this is something most companies struggle with, and it's sure not as bad of a name as the Joo Joo (anyone remember that thing?). I might just have to get one, depending on the price ratio. I'd definitely go for the x86 version if I did, as I have no interest in the restrictive Windows RT.
edit: I accidentally said WinRT instead of Windows RT. Talk about ridiculously confusing names.

Edited 2012-06-19 00:50 UTC

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RE: Naming
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:46 in reply to "Naming"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Speaking of stupid naming:

Windows RT*

WinRT is the name of the API set for Metro Style apps.
Windows RT is the name of Windows on ARM devices.

/pedant

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RE: Naming
by Shadowmane on Tue 19th Jun 2012 15:36 in reply to "Naming"
Shadowmane Member since:
2006-06-16

Its just a rehash of something else that's been in the works for a long time. MS Surface used to be a multi-touch table to be used in bars and what not.

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