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: *yawn*
by dsmogor on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:11 UTC in reply to "*yawn*"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

I hate touch keyboards, royally useless and frustrating for any kind of serious work for me.
That makes me interested if MS managed to pull off tactile KB that thin and if they hold any patents on that. I'd kill for such a cover for my Note.

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RE[2]: *yawn*
by Lennie on Tue 19th Jun 2012 10:52 in reply to "RE: *yawn*"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is an interresting combination between previously existing ideas.

It isn't tactile as a normal keyboard, it doesn't have feedback, but it might be good enough.

I wonder if it would be useful for a phone too, it would have to be a non-floppy kind; A sturdy cover.

But why does the touchcover have a touchpad ?

The touchpad was and still is a hack, a workaround.

The screen isn't a touchscreen or what ?

Edited 2012-06-19 11:04 UTC

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RE[3]: *yawn*
by Moochman on Thu 21st Jun 2012 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: *yawn*"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

But why does the touchcover have a touchpad ?

The touchpad was and still is a hack, a workaround.

The screen isn't a touchscreen or what ?


Probably to help you cope with the fact that they haven't gotten around to making touch-friendly versions of Office, Windows Explorer, etc...

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RE[3]: *yawn*
by zima on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE[2]: *yawn*"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The touchpad might be there if only because of familiarity factor in desktop mode.

But how is it a workaround?

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