Surface shows up in latest Hawaii Five-O episode

Microsoft's Surface tablet has already been spied inside the fictional universe of one TV show, NCIS: Los Angeles. This week, Microsoft's Windows RT tablet has popped up again on television, and this time the setting is the much more glamorous island of Hawaii.

The latest episode of the CBS crime drama Hawaii Five-0 has Officer Kono Kalakaua, played by Grace Park (we still think of her as Boomer in Battlestar Galactica) whipping out the Surface from a police car. She makes sure to show off the blue Touch Cover and the tablet's built-in stand.

The tablet was then used by Officer Kalakaua to access a "Federal Multi-Agency Database" in order to look up a license plate number. There is a slight problem with that scenario. The Surface is being used outside in an area that doesn't appear to be near a WiFi hotspot (at the moment, the Surface is a WiFi only device).

Of course, we could assume that the Surface is accessing someone's 3G or 4G hotspot at that moment. In any case, we doubt that in the real world, the cops in Hawaii would have access to a tablet that just came out a few weeks ago. That is the beauty of product placement.

Source: CBS.com | Images via CBS

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In any case, we doubt that in the real world, the cops in Hawaii would have access to a tablet that just came out a few weeks ago.

Because someone couldn't just order one online...

John Callaham said,

I actually mention that possibility

Oops .. I guess that I misread since I was talking with a client on the phone while reading the article.

2xSilverKnight said,
Maybe she had a hotspot with her phone ??

Duh !!

Either that or they have hotspot box in their patrol cars so they can use their laptop via hotspot. Just like you can get Sprint hotspot box that you can travel with it.

theyarecomingforyou said,
An article advertising product placement?

How much exactly is Neowin being paid to promote Microsoft products?

Being that practically every article on neowin has a negative Microsoft tone, including this one, they may want to cancel the last check they wrote.

Picture the final scenes of Scarface just before Tony Montana tries to take out the cops with a machine gun, and he's sitting in his mansion at his desk with a mountain of cocaine before him.

Got that?


Yeah... nothing like that.

Neobond said,
Picture the final scenes of Scarface just before Tony Montana tries to take out the cops with a machine gun, and he's sitting in his mansion at his desk with a mountain of cocaine before him.

Got that?


Yeah... nothing like that.

Well, at least you've got something to aspire to.

Neobond said,
Picture the final scenes of Scarface just before Tony Montana tries to take out the cops with a machine gun, and he's sitting in his mansion at his desk with a mountain of cocaine before him.

Got that?


Yeah... nothing like that.

great, now we have to have an intervention.....

Neowin is so pro-MS that I never read anything negitive towards MS here.

nohone said,

Being that practically every article on neowin has a negative Microsoft tone, including this one, they may want to cancel the last check they wrote.

theyarecomingforyou said,
An article advertising product placement?

How much exactly is Neowin being paid to promote Microsoft products?

You do see the name of the website right ? neoWIN

NeoPogo said,
Neowin is so pro-MS that I never read anything negitive towards MS here.

Although NeoWIN is a Windows based site they're pretty negative of late, there are also always pieces about Apple's toys but rarely anything about bugs in them, I've heard horror stories about upgrades to iOS 6 on other forums!

NeoPogo said,
Neowin is so pro-MS that I never read anything negitive towards MS here.

I doubt that. It seems like everytime I make a comment on anything to do with Apple my warning level increases....

Neobond said,
Picture the final scenes of Scarface just before Tony Montana tries to take out the cops with a machine gun, and he's sitting in his mansion at his desk with a mountain of cocaine before him.

Got that?


Yeah... nothing like that.

something to work towards!

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