The docking station is the key piece of the puzzle.
Interesting -- no HDMI out, just mini DisplayPort
He's looking down in the audience. A good couple chuckles for that... and perhaps some folks with laptop envy right now.
We're going to run the Assimilate program with footage coming from a RED Dragon.
I see a RED camera up there... we doing some encoding?
Flashback: when I asked Microsoft why they didn't have a docking station with the original Surface.
That says the dock is more for biz than consumers, with no HDMI.
My favorite parts thus far: docking station, improved battery, extra battery in Type Cover.
Scott -- what did they say?
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!
Editing 6k movie footage on the go: a dig at those using iPads on movie sets.
"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."
How much internal storage does 6k use? How much storage does the new Surface have?
I'm curious, what do people use right now for tasks like this on movie sets? Like, mobile dailies?
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.'"
"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."
I want a 1TB Surface Pro 2.
Someone made an unfortunate gasping cry when that cover was shown off.
There's some gasping fanboy in the first row.
"I want to introduce you to Type Cover 2. " It's available in four colors now - pink, blue, purple, and black.
"I don't want to trivialize colors. I don't want to put a letter behind it." Ooh, subtle Apple jab there.
Bunch of colors for the Type Pad -- good idea, people seem to love personalizing through color.
The Year of Colors in Electronics.
"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."
"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."
So, color Type Cover vs. battery Type Cover -- which would you choose?
Close up makes it look like two-tone color: color under the keys?
No way I'm not getting the Type Cover with battery.
"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?
Continuing to feel like the covers are the real star of the show here, and I'm ok with that.
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.
Lights are coming down... oh, it's backlit now!
Big applause for that. Audience seems to be coming around.
Yep, it's also backlit. That's also a great addition.
The keyboard knows when you're about to use it.