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Date: 06/18/12 07:56 PM

58 Responses to Microsoft Announces Their Tablet: The Surface

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    Link: Microsoft Announces Their Tablet: The Surface - You make the call, I-A-B: Can and will the Surface take the majority share of the tablet market from the iPad?
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    SirTNZ Male 70 & Over
    28 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    It`s pretty to say the least but, I can`t afford such things...
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Don`t care, tablets are goddamn stupid. Touch screens are annoying in general and touchscreen keyboards are horrible.
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    LitCandle Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    @SarahofBorg

    True, but you can`t get a good smartphone without a touchscreen. They physical keyboard is a different story though.

    Btw. Touch screens can be good if used right.
    You don`t like going to Wawa and using the cool touch system to order your meal?
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    It`s nice I will say that. How much is the thing though?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    I don`t want one, but that commercial was drating sexy.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    Soooo the only thing I really got out of that was a detachable keyboard? well....why lol?
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    The Zune was supposed to be the iPod killer, and the Windows Phone was supposed to be the iPhone killer.
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    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    Ok, so it`s a tablet that can have an attached keyboard. The keyboard comes in different colors. I think they should have showed the interface a little bit more then half a second. While it is a little intriguing, I`m not holding my breath for an over priced half-ass made laptop.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    @Genocyde
    Probably around $500 for the RT version and anywhere between $1000-2000 for the Pro.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    @gothgirl69 Why would they show off the interface? The interface isn`t new, it`s been known about and shown off for almost a year.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    I never understood why the attached iPad cover wasn`t a keyboard...
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    does it come with the ball bearings? someone please answer!!
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    The windows app market is still garbage. In the end, that`s all that really matters. People like apps.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    Magnets... why do they always have magnets on them?
  16. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    All flash no substance.
    What does it do? Show some aps!
    The last time I saw something that flat and black
    it turned out to be Dianna Ross.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    I`ll take an Android, thanks. It does everything unlike an iPad and costs a lot less. I`m sure it`s also much more stable than a MS tablet.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    meh, still better than the ipad
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    PopeRocket Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    The last time I saw something that flat and black
    it turned out to be .

    FTFY, Gerry.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    Surface? After spending, I assume, a ton of money on market research and branding they decided to go with SURFACE
    &
    Diana Ross is funnier :-)
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    @freddyferret
    You`re pretty much completely wrong. The new iPad is more or less similarly priced to Android tablets with similar specs. Also, Windows 8 is far more stable than Android could ever hope to be. The apps aren`t all coded in Java on Win8.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    Microsoft = half-baked beta crapware.

    They never did fix the bugs in Office `97 before they stopped supporting it.

    I use their stuff because I have to, but that doesn`t mean I have to like it.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    No. It`s more expensive and a piece of crap. How do I know it`s crap? It`s Microsoft.
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
    239 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 12:36 am
    This isn`t Microsoft`s first foray into Tablet PC`s though. Tablet support has been incorporated into windows since the launch of XP Tablet Edition way back in 2001. Tablet PC`s were massively overlooked on the Market until apple`s clever marketing department pushed the Ipad as the greatest thing ever to be invented. Years ago I had a laptop with rotatable screen that could be used as either a tablet or laptop, It pivoted at the bottom of the screen and turned 180degrees. It was the size of a laptop, but that was because it had a HDD instead of Flash memory, a PSU, a large(i think Ni-Cad) battery, and required much cooling. Modern tablets use flash, thin Li-ion batteries, and smaller faster chips so less moving parts to cool... but they`re not a new idea.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2012 at 1:01 am
    People crying about the interface: It looks like Windows 8. Go look it up. Freaking Apple Fanboys. This is awesome. drat the iPad
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 1:02 am
    I like this...I mean, the name fricking sucks. ButI like the keyboard aspect to it
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    LadyCrAsh Female 18-29
    25 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 1:32 am
    Ok nice commercial but... what the frig does it do?
  28. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 1:39 am
    You just witnessed the death of laptops fellas. I been waiting for a tablet with these features for a long time now. Win8 is actually pretty awesome and will fit this device perfectly. The design is on a level of it`s own. Guess that 3700.00 apple book that just came out is instantly obsolete.
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 3:00 am
    it needs a keyboard because you will be mashing the ctrl alt delete keys a lot
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    366 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 3:14 am
    No mouse...how are you going to use your fingers on the screen when it`s standing like that?
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 3:29 am
    Finally! Somebody figured out that keyboards are great!
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 3:50 am
    beats iPad hands down in features I can see from the advert alone. But I`d probably prefer an Asus transformer as I`d prefer android.

    But no, it won`t overtake iPad in terms of sales because people are sheep and it`s a fashion statement. Apple have also convinced their customers that their products are always best regardless of the lack of basic features.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 3:53 am
    wolladude - it`s really simple, you just extend your arm and touch the screen...
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1599 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 4:01 am
    oh no it runs windows 8
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 4:21 am
    Honestly, what MSFT ought to do is simply build a hip subsidiary. Its products are decent enough, but it suffers horribly from its market position as a stodgy old-timer. MSFT could continue building standard business and productivity products (including the OS) but Ballmer ought to consider creating a differently-branded subsidiary for hardware (especially) and advanced applications.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 4:31 am
    No mouse...how are you going to use your fingers on the screen when it`s standing like that?

    it has a usb port. Connect a mouse if you must have one. There was also a track pad on the keyboard.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 5:14 am
    No, it won`t, because buying apple products isn`t about hardware superiority, it`s about loyalty to apple products. If you don`t buy alternatives now, you`re not going to regardless of what windows or sony puts out. It`s that simple.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 5:21 am
    @Corpsecrank
    Sorry, no, they`re called netbooks and they`ve been around for awhile. I`d like to say I`m a minority on this, that this "laptop" won`t suit my needs as someone who buys laptops almost solely for gaming when I`m away for a few weeks at a time, but being in the signal corps of the army, a good majority of us have powerful gaming laptops. Some of us that do aren`t even big gamers, we just need something to do. I`m sure there are plenty of people out there in the laptop gaming market, otherwise there wouldn`t be so many large companies (Dell, HP, Sager, Asus, Toshiba, Acer - Just the ones right off the top of my head) putting so much effort in to releasing new gaming laptops ever year. I assure you the death of the laptop still has a ways to go. It certainly isn`t going to be with this little toy.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2012 at 6:50 am
    I`d but that over apple based only on my deep long-term hatered of apple. Hater est. 1984.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 7:00 am
    Anything that can take away people from Apple is a good thing in my eyes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

    "Finally! Somebody figured out that keyboards are great!"
    Nothing new. wifi keyboards for ipads have been around a long time. I have one but mostly don`t use it...don`t need it. Voice Dictation.

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Gadget pr0n.
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    wowcow Male 30-39
    83 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 7:57 am
    I don`t know why there`s so much hate for Apple. Personally I love my iPhone and iPad and I have no problems supporting a great american company. I have a bluetooth keyboard but don`t use it that much just for casual browsing and playing games.

    This does look like a great offering from Windows. I also like Asus products. I`ve been a big fan of them since builidng my own PC`s and their new ultrabooks are amazing.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Personally I love my iPhone and iPad and I have no problems supporting a great american company.
    A great American company that employs by a large majority foreign labour, and executives have said it`s not Apples job to fix America`s problems (I happen to agree with that, but you have to be honest about how little they do for America`s economy).
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Only $500 extra for MSOffice App, probably.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    "but you have to be honest about how little they do for America`s economy"
    How many stores do they have nationwide employing a salesforce? How many truck drivers distributing the product? Warehouse people, office/clerical/janitorial?

    We have a service-based economy, not a manufacturing economy.
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    BlazingBird Male 13-17
    98 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 9:08 am
    The screen was on for 1 second of the advert.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2012 at 9:18 am
    `does it come with the ball bearings? someone please answer!!`

    Don`t you know anything? It`s all ball bearings these days.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 9:23 am
    We have a service-based economy, not a manufacturing economy.
    And there`s your problem. Also the numbers Apple gives for how many Americans they employ include such jobs as the FedEx and UPS drivers that deliver their products, as well as other indirect operations that contribute small pieces to their products but are their own businesses, not employed by Apple.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2012 at 10:10 am
    @freddyferret
    You`re pretty much completely wrong. The new iPad is more or less similarly priced to Android tablets with similar specs. Also, Windows 8 is far more stable than Android could ever hope to be. The apps aren`t all coded in Java on Win8.

    Try again, this time with facts. A 32gb iPad is $600. I can get a 32GB Asus Android tablet for $400. There are better deals on 16gb tablets too.

    Windows is more stable than Android like Hawaii is colder than Alaska. Try it and see how many bugs it has, how secure it is, and how many times it crashes.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 11:06 am
    I`ll reply with a solid "maybe". This looks like a slick product, and the removable keyboard/screen cover is ingenious.

    Then I remember back when they tried to topple the iPod with the Zune...

    But times have changed, Apple has lost their figurehead and they aren`t quite in their prime anymore. If Microsoft has a chance, now is probably the time.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 11:33 am
    I love my iPad and I went out last year to buy a keyboard for it...

    I`ve used it twice...

    Keyboard is not a selling point trust me.
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    ManaSama Female 18-29
    11 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 11:54 am
    It`s a laptop! Ingenious!
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    Jury1of1 Male 30-39
    132 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    Keyboards are not a selling point when you`re paying 800 dollars for a glorified web browser. But since this is an actual PC, a keyboard is almost mandatory. I imagine most iPad users won`t need the complexity of several buttons to push.
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    Jury1of1 Male 30-39
    132 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    Hey Freddy Ferret. This isn`t 1999 anymore. Microsoft`s OS`s are damn near flawless now. They don`t crash, won`t get hacked and I`ve yet to find a core OS bug. In fact, even IE 10 has been proven to provide more default protection than any other web browser on the market.

    Maybe you should upgrade from Windows 98?
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    GuiStuie Male 30-39
    119 posts
    June 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    Apple can`t run without Microsoft hosting Active Directory. Microsoft can`t run without Linux hosting servers. Linux can`t run without Dell and HP creating servers. Dell and HP can`t run without Asus, Intel, IBM, blah blah blah. The closer you are to using Apple the more drating ignorant you are of technology. Know your electronic food chain.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    @ Gui - my ipad runs beautifully, intuitively with nary a problem. I don`t have to know the chain of computer code that makes it work.... it does.

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