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  1. Surface by Microsoft



    Surface for Windows RT tablet
    Processor: NVIDIA-made ARM chip
    Weight: 676 grams
    Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
    Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchapenl
    Battery: 31.5Wh
    I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
    Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
    Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
    Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
    Availability: "Around" the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
    Pricing: To be determined

    Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet
    Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
    Weight: 903 grams
    Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
    Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchapenl
    Battery: 42Wh
    I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2x2 MIMO antennae
    Software: Windows 8 Pro
    Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
    Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
    Availability: "Three months after" the Windows 8 launch this fall
    Pricing: To be determined
    Looks like a damned fine (but obviously late as hell) answer to the iPad.

  2. So it'll be like the Zune and Windows phones: Awesome, but too late and with no support.

  3. 2 reasons I can't take this seriously:

    1) sounds like there's dubstep in the trailer,
    2) windows 8

  4. The hardware looks great, but if the Intel tablet is locked to the app store the way the ARM tablet is, it can fuck right off.

  5. My Windows friend will love the shit out of this and convince everyone else it's the second coming of Christ.

  6. It looks cool and I like the detachable keyboard, but it will probably still be out of the range I would like to pay and will take a while for support to be decent.

    Can't wait for clearance markdowns.

  7. I still want a Zune.
    Last edited by Brisco Bold; 18 Jun 2012 at 10:13 PM.

  8. The Windows 8 UI is actually very slick. But like Brisco said - no support. Surface is getting enough buzz that maybe things will change? I don't mind Microsoft products at all. They can be a very good platform when they get their ducks in a row.
    Quote Originally Posted by rezo
    Once, a gang of fat girls threatened to beat me up for not cottoning to their advances. As they explained it to me: "guys can usually beat up girls, but we are all fat, and there are a lot of us."

  9. I think it's pretty ugly and the kickstand is kind of cheesy. But I like the pen - pressure sensitivity is something that Apple really should consider for the next iPad.

    This is what MS wants to do with Windows 8 so I give them credit for setting the bar. But in the end they'll be competing against their own hardware partners - partners who sell a lot of Windows licenses.
    Last edited by Diff-chan; 18 Jun 2012 at 11:46 PM.

  10. #10
    "For our next showing that the Consumer Electronic Show, the Microsoft Me Too"
    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMog View Post
    Screw being smart. This is TNL.

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