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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Love the hardware...
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 19th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
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Sounds like great hardware. However, I bet it has secure boot and DRM galore. Otherwise it would be great to buy a RT model and install Android ICS on it.

I really hope MS can gain some traction with these tablets just for competition sake. I doubt it though. Microsoft will no doubt lock it down hard so only a few file formats are usable and content only available from their store. Only Apple has really managed to make that work with the help of their reality distortion field. ;-)

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