Surface Tablet (in Off-topic)

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 18 2012 8:07 PM EDT

Sounds really awesome:

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 18 2012 8:27 PM EDT

Unappreciated Misnomer June 18 2012 8:37 PM EDT

wow and its really old, unveiled in 07 started shipping in 08.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 18 2012 8:40 PM EDT

tablet, not table. this is new, just announced

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 18 2012 9:10 PM EDT

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] June 18 2012 9:10 PM EDT

Now this is AWESOME!!!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 18 2012 9:18 PM EDT

It is neat stuff.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 19 2012 2:24 AM EDT

Earth-shattering? Am over this already. -.- Free the seabird.

Unappreciated Misnomer June 21 2012 5:53 AM EDT

its so great, microsoft kept the freezing and crashing! <3 :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 21 2012 2:01 PM EDT

Microsoft's last stand...

I don't see this competing for a number of reasons,the biggest of them is Microsoft's inability to market to consumers powerfully.

They aren't doing anything different that they've done with all their recent consumer offerings so far, and outside of the xbox line we know how those have gone.

The operating system running on both the ARM and Intel based systems is largely unproven. I'll be waiting to see if they finally get system management out of the hands of the end user. I've seen no evidence of a capability for this yet. Apple (and even Google's Android to a lesser extent) are amazing at getting the computer out of the way and giving users the applications they want. This is the primary reason I suggest Apple hardware to people like my Mother. The amount of time I have to spend helping is minimal.

A UI redesign with larger icons isn't going to give them a share of the consumer market, and with businesses suffering under the weight of old style IT I'm concerned that Microsoft is going to miss the boat and be left behind when it comes to the next generation of the bring your own device office.

Duke June 28 2012 1:46 PM EDT

Seem google want a piece of Ipad market share too.
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