Gadzooks! Microsoft go tablet daft with the Surface!
Typical – this has happened SO many times before. We feel tired so we have an early night, only to wake up and find that Microsoft have launched a new range of tablets, aimed at blowing Apple’s iPad-flavoured dominance out of the water. Thanks for warning us lads!
They’re calling the devices Surface and will run on the upcoming Windows 8 software that already seems cosily familiar. The significant difference between the Surface and the iPad is that the new Microsoft gizmo will come complete with a detachable keyboard (which attaches magnetically), making it a bit more like a laptop if that’s what your needs require.
Some other Surface stats that we’d like to hit you with include, (1) 10.6-inch HD widescreen display, (2) built-in kickstand, (3) low weight (1.5lbs). At the launch, Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft's Windows division, called it a "tablet that's a great PC – a PC that's a great tablet". Erm, okay mate. Also, it should be noted that the Surface probably won’t be available until pre-Christmas, and that pricing hasn’t been announced
We’ve got no idea how this could work out – you normally get a feast (Xbox) or a famine (Zune, Kin) with Microsoft.