Microsoft Surface 2 event

Microsoft will be launching its next-generation Surface devices on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. ET in New York City, and CNET will be covering it live.

  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:48:03 PM
    The docking station is the key piece of the puzzle.
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:48:30 PM
    Interesting -- no HDMI out, just mini DisplayPort
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:48:39 PM
    He's looking down in the audience. A good couple chuckles for that... and perhaps some folks with laptop envy right now.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:48:40 PM
    We're going to run the Assimilate program with footage coming from a RED Dragon.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:48:41 PM
    I see a RED camera up there... we doing some encoding?
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:48:42 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:48:51 PM
    Flashback: when I asked Microsoft why they didn't have a docking station with the original Surface.
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:49:02 PM
    That says the dock is more for biz than consumers, with no HDMI.
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:49:11 PM
    My favorite parts thus far: docking station, improved battery, extra battery in Type Cover.
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:49:20 PM
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:49:20 PM
    Scott -- what did they say?
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:49:31 PM
    No answer.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:49:44 PM
    We're looking at some footage from the camera now on the Surface. Panos is scrubbing through the app with his finger. It's raw 6k footage!
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:49:58 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:50:23 PM
    Editing 6k movie footage on the go: a dig at those using iPads on movie sets.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:50:25 PM
    "That's not the cool part. That's powerful, but that's not the cool part." Panos just removed the tablet from the dock. "Now, I can take it to the set with me."
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:50:44 PM
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:50:48 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:50:53 PM
    How much internal storage does 6k use? How much storage does the new Surface have?
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:50:58 PM
    I'm curious, what do people use right now for tasks like this on movie sets? Like, mobile dailies?
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:50:59 PM
    He's adjusting the color hue in that 6K footage in real-time. "If there's a professional out there that understands what that means they're thinking 'Holy crap.'"
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:51:33 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:51:33 PM
    "We talked about Surface Pro 2. I'd like to talk a minute about using the product in your lap, what it means, and how you bring that product to life."
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:51:34 PM
    I want a 1TB Surface Pro 2.
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:51:48 PM
    Someone made an unfortunate gasping cry when that cover was shown off.
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:51:48 PM
    There's some gasping fanboy in the first row.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:52:01 PM
    "I want to introduce you to Type Cover 2. " It's available in four colors now - pink, blue, purple, and black.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:52:14 PM
    "I don't want to trivialize colors. I don't want to put a letter behind it." Ooh, subtle Apple jab there.
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:52:29 PM
    Bunch of colors for the Type Pad -- good idea, people seem to love personalizing through color.
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:52:39 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:52:40 PM
    The Year of Colors in Electronics.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:52:43 PM
    "We don't want to stop by just adding a color. We want to push the barrier by being as productive as we possibly can."
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:53:09 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:53:22 PM
    "This product has changed. It is exactly 1mm thinner than the last Type Cover, but let me tell you why. We don't want to just give you a thinner product... We want to give you a better keyswitch. We wanted to type faster. We want you to be faster. We want you to be better."
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:53:22 PM
    So, color Type Cover vs. battery Type Cover -- which would you choose?
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:53:28 PM
    Close up makes it look like two-tone color: color under the keys?
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:53:46 PM
    No way I'm not getting the Type Cover with battery.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:53:49 PM
    "We've taken a full mm of travel out of the keyswitch." This reduces the thickness. "Type Cover 2 is now almost as thin as Touch Cover 1." Presumably that means Touch Cover 2 is coming today?
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:54:15 PM
    Continuing to feel like the covers are the real star of the show here, and I'm ok with that.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:54:17 PM
    This means faster typing and quieter typing, too. "This product, when you use it next year, you are going to feel, but you are also going to hear how productive this will be." He's saying students will be able to use it in class.
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:54:23 PM
    Lights are coming down... oh, it's backlit now!
  • sarahtew 9/23/2013 2:54:30 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/23/2013 2:54:30 PM
    Big applause for that. Audience seems to be coming around.
  • dan.ackerman 9/23/2013 2:54:42 PM
    Yep, it's also backlit. That's also a great addition.
  • Scott Stein 9/23/2013 2:54:55 PM
    The keyboard knows when you're about to use it.
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