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[6]: Another good idea
by intangible on Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Another good idea"
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You can create your own charger that will work with the Transformer by just feeding 13-15V at 2amp through the USB cable adapter you got with your device...

That's all their own charger does, it just uses extra pins in the USB3 style cable shorted together to tell it whether to put out 15V because it's the transformer cable, or to only put out 5V of the USB standard.

I made my own charger that supplies 13V and it works great... The trickiest part was DO NOT REVERSE THE POLARITY. ;)

Also, I'm just "some guy on the internet", do your own research before breaking your tablet ;)

Edited 2012-06-19 20:10 UTC

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