New Microsoft Surface video talks about its design

Yes, the Surface tablet is now on sale, although at the moment it has been back ordered on the Microsoft Store website for three weeks and some retail locations have reported long lines to get the new Windows RT-based tablet. That isn't stopping Microsoft from continuing to promote the product with a new video.

The new film, posted on the official Surface YouTube channel, puts a lot of emphasis on the magnesium alloy that's being used for the tablet, and even shows Microsoft testing the Surface in its labs by dropping it from a few feet in the air. Microsoft says that there are 150 steps taken to create the finish of the Surface's case.

The clip also talks about the built in kickstand for the Surface, along with the 16:9 display. It gives a shout out to its front and rear cameras and claims that people can record a college lecture with the rear camera while also taking notes from the lecture.

If you want to check out Neowin's thoughts about the Windows RT version of the Surface, you can do so right now with today's review.

Source: Microsoft Surface on YouTube

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Reminds of those videos Apple put out, except these guys don't look like they're about 2 seconds away from bursting into tears.

virtorio said,
Reminds of those videos Apple put out, except these guys don't look like they're about 2 seconds away from bursting into tears.
i guess that's good if MS is anything like apple!

Brian Miller said,
Looks like a Johnny Ives ad

Except it's devoid of his patronising delivery method where he says like 4 words at a time with a break in the middle.

sask said,
If I didn't know any better, I'd think this was an Apple ad. Has a very similar vibe to it.

Apple would never talk about it's production process of it's products. Or let employes talk about it.

Renvy said,

Apple would never talk about it's production process of it's products. Or let employes talk about it.

^yes, App£€ only talks about how cool they are, and how obsolete you are...

WinRT said,

^yes, App£€ only talks about how cool they are, and how obsolete you are...

Oh don't start hating becuase I bashed your favourite brand. Look what I'm saying is a fact and if you believe I'm wrong show me a video released by apple of a design/producton process of the ipod/ipad/iphone or any other product by Apple.

Still haven't had the pleasure to hold a Surface. Would really like to get one. Not only does it seem solidly built but it's multitasking abilities seem to outmatch any of its competitors.

drazgoosh said,
Still haven't had the pleasure to hold a Surface. Would really like to get one. Not only does it seem solidly built but it's multitasking abilities seem to outmatch any of its competitors.

Yeah I agree, multitasking on a 9in screen is essential. I want to editing massive documents side by site as well coz when I'm walking down the street that's my idea of work and fun.

offroadaaron said,

Yeah I agree, multitasking on a 9in screen is essential. I want to editing massive documents side by site as well coz when I'm walking down the street that's my idea of work and fun.

You obviously have no idea what you're talking about - you don't even know the screen size. It's 10.6 inches, not 9.

And if you don't want to multitask, don't. But the snap view is useful. Funny how you make fun of the extra functionality... you don't have to edit documents while you walk down the street, you know.

offroadaaron said,

Yeah I agree, multitasking on a 9in screen is essential. I want to editing massive documents side by site as well coz when I'm walking down the street that's my idea of work and fun.

Agreed, additional options and extra functionality as a choice is always bad for the consumer..................

offroadaaron said,

Yeah I agree, multitasking on a 9in screen is essential. I want to editing massive documents side by site as well coz when I'm walking down the street that's my idea of work and fun.

Only a hater or rabid fanboy can make a statement like that and not know how stupid he/she sounds.

offroadaaron said,

Yeah I agree, multitasking on a 9in screen is essential. I want to editing massive documents side by site as well coz when I'm walking down the street that's my idea of work and fun.

Who the **** takes a walk with their tablet?

drazgoosh said,
Still haven't had the pleasure to hold a Surface. Would really like to get one. Not only does it seem solidly built but it's multitasking abilities seem to outmatch any of its competitors.

I've been lucky enough to hold a few now. They're nice machines... and mine will arrive on 6 November, which I'm very excited about.

Of course, the Surface 2 will probably come out late next year and will have a better camera, better screen, 4G, etc... so buy it knowing that it's a first-gen product.