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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by B-Blue, Jun 19, 2012.
Just saw this on another website and I have to say that it looks really cool, but I hope Microsoft does not over price it like they do some things.
I can see these being easily damaged, which would completely defeat the purpose of building a keyboard into a protective cover.
Too bad it uses Windows 8
Microsoft Surface was previously the name of some kind of touch technology placed in tables that could be used for restaurants and the like. Now it's an overside tablet with a detachable keyboard? I'm not sure I follow the logic that degraded such an innovative product into just another overpriced tablet.
All in all, the Original Surface was just an overpriced toy for people who had way too much money.
Fuck yes, I want one. Ivy Bridge Core i5, 1080p display and a sexy gorilla glass screen all with full Windows 8.
It's everything I hated about a tablet fixed (the limited OS, I can finally do side-by-side multitasking!) along with everything I loved about one (compact, sexy screen) in one device. It's some kind of awesome hybrid!
It has a TRIPOD!
But seriously, why didn't Microsoft announce the price...
That is the most amazing adertisement I have ever seen! I want this to be the first touchscreen device other than my Galaxy S3 that I've bought.
Actually, Windows RT can't run normal windows applications, iirc. ARM and x86(and x64) aren't compatible with eachother. I don't think so, anyway. And even then, I think Microsoft has restrictions on what can use the Desktop app and what can't. And Metro's default "multitasking" is an absolute joke.
I'm talking about the Pro tablet.
Ladies, gentlemen... The PC of the future.
Full portability, detachable keyboard, a stand to use the tablet as a monitor when the keyboard is attached, a large HD touchscreen, external memory slots and USB slots, a full-blown OS rather than some contrived clone of a smartphone OS in an oversized shell... what's not to like?
Goodbye, tablets of the past - your assistance is no longer required.
That was one dashing commercial by the way, top-notch work Microsoft - why wasn't this on E3? You would've taken the expo by storm - I bet this thing has SOME gaming capabilities, and with its portability... Let's just say that it's a dream-come-true for those who want a full-blown OS and their beloved PC games on the go.
Can this run x86 programs?
For a tablet, heck yes.
For a PC, hell no.
IMO, Windows 8 looks horrible for a PC.
That thing looks promising, but 1.5 pounds is heavy (I'm already complaining that the new brickPad is heavy enough and it's 1.4 pounds).
pricing for the pro model is most likely going to be over $1000, maybe around $1500
Looks like more of an "ultrabook" than a "tablet"... Also, a fan... On a tablet?
Personally, I like the idea of Surface. At least the iPad has some serious competition. The new iPad really shot itself on the foot by just having a Retina Display and not having any significant speed improvements.
I just hope it isn't that expensive and the battery is good. I must say the Intel i5 version is more sandwiched between a tablet and a laptop.
I'm hoping for some more tech specs; I can't wait to see what lies beneath the Surface.
Seriously though, this is actually looking pretty awesome. Considering Apple's current dominance, it will be interesting to see how much competition Microsoft will manage to provide.
iPad for money freaks, Surface for feature freaks.