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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MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

What have Apple presentations got to do with this Microsoft one?

If you really want to compare them you'd notice Microsoft doesn't seem very motivated to demo the device, leading to believe it's very beta. And unlike Apple it doesn't tell us a release date or a price, also leading to believe they don't yet know when they'll finish the device or what it will cost.

That said, it does look like a very interesting device. My feeling says it's more suited for business than personal use though.

It seems it's best used in landscape mode. That's how the stand folds out, the location of the home button and the way the keyboard attaches.

At least is appears to be better than any Android or RIM tablet, but that's not so hard to achieve.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

If you really want to compare them you'd notice Microsoft doesn't seem very motivated to demo the device, leading to believe it's very beta. And unlike Apple it doesn't tell us a release date or a price, also leading to believe they don't yet know when they'll finish the device or what it will cost.


WTF are you talking about? Go to Gizmodo or TheVerge, and read their reviews. They've got reviews with photographs of their editors holding and playing with the devices.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Why do I have to go there? Why couldn't Microsoft do this at their own presentation event?

I don't want stills, I want to see video. The spare moments some Microsoft person actually used it we had to do with a cameraman peeking over his shoulder.

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