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Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows

Does this have the potential to beat the iPad?

  • Yes

    Votes: 38 65.5%
  • No

    Votes: 20 34.5%

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Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail. Surface is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise. It delivers the power of amazing software with Windows and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience.

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Yup, the Pro has 10.6-inch 1920x1080 capacitive touchscreen. The RT isn't too bad, either (10.6-inch with 1366x768).
 
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If I had any real interest in buying a tablet I'd look at the pro. I don't though so I wont.
 
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So what can this possibly do that a Zenbook Prime or an X1 Carbon cannot do? Hopefully the price will be a consolation...
 
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:O this looks freaking awesome! microsoft finaly paying more attention to design than just be a bunch of nerds



So what can this possibly do that a Zenbook Prime or an X1 Carbon cannot do? Hopefully the price will be a consolation...
look better offcourse! and push microsoft hardware to compete with apple. I personaly care about performance and what hardware runs what, but for most people that isnt the case
its obvious here microsoft picked a certain theme which looks beautiful, and is sticking to it across the board(products). thats a very good thing with products as most people arent nerdy enough to even know what hardware runs what, so design is what pushes sales
im assuming the new xbox might have the same design theme which will be interesting
 
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x86 or arm?
 

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Wow, I'm shocked Microsoft would enter the market with their own hardware. OEMs aren't going to be happy.


RT uses NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core ARM SoC, while Pro uses Intel Core i5 "Ivy Bridge" dual-core ULV.
A product to compete with other tablets on the market and a desktop replacement, nice!
 

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Wow, I'm shocked Microsoft would enter the market with their own hardware. OEMs aren't going to be happy.
This product will be sold through OEMs such as Dell, HP, etc., just like EVGA, ASUS, et al. sell reference design GeForce graphics cards.
 

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Ah, so they can brand it as their own. Very clever Microsoft, very clever indeed.


Edit: This source says RT will likely be $500 or less while Pro will be around $1000.

Microsoft is no longer just a software company...
 
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I'd love to see an AMD trinity model.
 
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Well...I guess its better than the poopy brown color Zune they did...
 
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They haven't been "just a software company" since 2001.
Since early-1990s. They started selling their own branded 2-button serial ball mice.

 
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and they're designing mouse since 1983
 
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I like the looks. Now to me ables to game on it...
 
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Erm, hasn't ASUS already "invented" this with their modular Transformer tablets that you can attach a keyboard to them and turn them into PC or a notebook?
 
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Ah, so they can brand it as their own. Very clever Microsoft, very clever indeed.


Edit: This source says RT will likely be $500 or less while Pro will be around $1000.

Microsoft is no longer just a software company...
$1000 for a tablet PC????

I really hope not, like the look of the pro, if it's going to be that expensive can't see it being a success.
 
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+1 to MS for taking the initiative after so many years of uninspiring netbooks and ULV luggables.

Shame on the PC industry that MS has to take the lead in hardware design.

One year earlier would have been a real win for MS. However, today, Apple is ready with "retina" Ipad/MacBooks. At least this new Surface competition will make Apple bring retina to Air much faster. Expect Apple refresh sooner than 1 year.

Apple needs to make bootcamp much more obvious/easy esp. XP (eg letting people install existing unused licenses) to the new Macbook/air range. That would make me a buyer.

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Observation: there are a lot of "girl" colours in MS marketing and products today. I guess they now see 50% of their consumer market as no longer being c:\ based.