Microsoft Surface – circa 2008 – minus the creepy looking guy:
Monday night Microsoft unveiled an updated version of Surface – Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets. On the surface (pardon the pun) it looks promising. I’ve hesitated to jump on the iPad bandwagon because I want a tablet that can replace my laptop – in my view the iPad is simply a larger version of the iPod Touch. I’ve held close to the vision of a mobile tablet that is powerful enough to allow me to create content, while catching a movie on Netflix, or downloading interesting apps.
Below is Microsoft’s Surface keynote address by Steve Ballmer. The video runs about 45 minutes but well worth the time to get an idea of the capabilities of this new tablet.
Interesting to note that pricing and a date when the product goes on sale were not mentioned. While this keynote is a sexy advertisement for the Surface tablet, I will be keeping a close eye on new details of this tablet as they emerge.
Will the new Microsoft tablet complete my vision? Time will tell and if it does, you will be reading my hands-on review here.
See Vodkapundit’s thoughts at PJ Lifestyle here: Preview: The Microsoft Surface Tablet