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[2]: *yawn*
by Lennie on Tue 19th Jun 2012 10:52 UTC 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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