Microsoft surface tablet on video, complete with dubstep

Microsoft's event today was certainly surprising, and the devices they showed off were incredible. Now, you can see the Microsoft Surface tablet close up, complete with dubstep and fast-cutting shots.

The Surface tablet is one of the biggest announcements made by the company in history and marks them leaping into a whole new industry that they've never attempted to get into before. OEM's could be upset about the move, or they could embrace it and take it as a challenge to create better devices.

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NightCrawlerInfinity said,
One of the best statements I read: "At $500 with 10hrs battery life, Surface could be killer. At $800 with a 4hr battery life, Surface will get killed. Lack of info concerning." - Rene Ritchie

https://twitter.com/reneritchie/status/214872793181990912

I am not a fool yelling shut and take my money until I have all the info at hand. What Microsoft presented was great but we still don't have all the information which is rather silly.

Microsoft: Here is a tablet with no release date. No battery life information and no price.
I am not sold yet.

In fairness, its a first look and is way of release..........more info will be coming, in the mean time, assuming no details emerge in the negative concerning price and battery, then they can shut up and take my money!

Oh wow how ugly is that... Zune hardware was a mistake.. I'm sure this won't be much different and on top of that I doubt it'll be much different to the developer tablet that just constantly crashes etc.

Digitalx said,
Oh wow how ugly is that... Zune hardware was a mistake.. I'm sure this won't be much different and on top of that I doubt it'll be much different to the developer tablet that just constantly crashes etc.

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

DaveGreen93 said,

This is not a want. It's a necessity! Haha

Do you not have a computer today?
Do you need a quad-core machine? Why?
Do you need a touch screen? Why?
How much do you want to spend?
How long are you going to wait before you buy a computer?

Answer these questions and you may finally learn the difference between "Need" and "Want".

Hint: There is ONLY one correct answer for the last question If you "Need".

Ice_Blue said,
What would be cool: that Windows logo lights up with the same colour as the selected theme.

Yeah but then Microsoft will start crying about it consuming a lot of battery power lol

I like surface but I am skeptical about it. The resolution is much lower than apple's retina display. There is no info about pricing and battery life. It is also made of a lot of components where apple goes unibody.

trogenda said,
I like surface but I am skeptical about it. The resolution is much lower than apple's retina display. There is no info about pricing and battery life. It is also made of a lot of components where apple goes unibody.

Microsoft Crap vs Apple Fashion Apple makes better products. This is coming from a guy who doesn't use a Mac and strictly uses Windows on the PC.

prices in the ballpark of ARM tablet
has me worried, especially due to the guesstimate announced a while ago of prices due to Intel/MS not wanting to budge on the hardware prices to OEM's

Sharp looking device and video. Even my 10 year old daughter was impressed and likes it. She thought it was cool looking (especially with the pink keyboard )

Alot of concerns about price.... but one thing that Microsoft can do that no one else can is be a loss leader like they did with Xbox. It was a great strategy that paid off in the end, but they were in the red for a long, long time selling the Xbox. They need to do the same thing here and undercut everyone.

The only thing that concerns me with this is how OEMs will react. If Microsoft is smart, they will use this to invest in more expensive materials to to help drive economy of scale so its cheaper for other OEMs to use it. Then, they need to tell OEMs, we have raised the bar this high, now exceed it for us.

So this is something great.
Mark my words. OEMs are gonna come up with something better now. Else im going with the Pro version! its the perfect device. Love the touch keyboard idea. i5.. digitizer.. 1080p? that's all I need!!!!
I just hope the builtin GPU is strong enough to run all the Photoshop effects and such. Wow.. im gonna start saving for this from today!
love the kickstand! the build looks INCREDIBRU!

First thing I thought of, when they said it was built using Magnesium was that I sure hope it doesn't explode in a flash of white light when it gets too hot.......

I would love someone to tell me otherwise if I'm wrong but won't the screen just fall back if you're trying to use it on your lap in the same position you might use a laptop. The bit at the back that holds it up wouldn't work in this position would it?

Microsoft Surface Tablet running windows 8

Microsoft release the Surface tablet as a competitor to the Apple iPad.

Surface for Windows RT tablet
Processor: NVIDIA-made ARM chip
Weight: 676 grams
Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
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 touchpanel
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

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