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  • RicardoJr 6/18/2012 11:42:20 PM
    They just built a better Laptop. Logitech Ultrathin is the same "full" keyboard/cover for the iPad...
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:42:23 PM
    Really. People are excited. Not sure if it's overenthusiastic reporters or MS employees, but it's impressive that this is coming from MS.
  • Ricky Mancini 6/18/2012 11:42:38 PM
    A tablet that can replace my laptop? Sign me up!! Do we know if this will have the ability to use a cellular radio?
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:42:39 PM
    Feels like an old Saturn commercial.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:43:09 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:43:12 PM
    What's a Saturn? (I kid, I kid.)
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:43:14 PM
    Ok, video over. I've still yet to be indoctrinated
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:43:34 PM
  • NutellaBear 6/18/2012 11:43:46 PM
    What about battery life?
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:43:54 PM
    No Xbox gaming talk yet :(
  • Julian Wagner 6/18/2012 11:44:00 PM
    Worth the wait!!! This i soooo cool. Never thought such coll stuff comes by MS :) Sorry for my english :)
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:44:03 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:44:12 PM
    No word on battery life yet.
  • Shirley Marquez 6/18/2012 11:44:18 PM
    The Microsoft site says "Full HD display" and 16:9; presumably they mean 1080p. Not quite a match for the iPad Retina Display but not bad either.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:44:50 PM
    "It feels light. It feels airy." says Panos
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:44:53 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:45:08 PM
    I feel like there's going to be a quiz after this
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:45:09 PM
    "Every line built, formed, on the device."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:45:10 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:45:29 PM
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:45:37 PM
    Going over the "why" of the design
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:45:47 PM
    "We knew that if we did not get the kickstand perfect, it would not work."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:46:11 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:46:30 PM
    Panos is emphasizing the industrial design of the Surface line.
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 11:46:42 PM
    From Microsoft's press release:

    Suggested retail pricing will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

    www.microsoft.com
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:46:43 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:46:43 PM
    "It goes away when you don't need it, and it's there when you do."
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:47:03 PM
    VaporMg is pronounced "vapor mag"
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:47:10 PM
    An interesting amount of thought went into the design of the sound of the kickstand snapping into place.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:47:17 PM
  • The Melon Ink. 6/18/2012 11:47:51 PM
    Seems like a RIM playbook, with an included keyboard... not seeing anything "special" yet?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:48:16 PM
  • UCLA 6/18/2012 11:48:23 PM
    Going to be way more expensive than an iPad if it is comparable to an UltraBook
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:48:35 PM
    Talking about the process of building the device. Very scientific stuff. I'd like a transcript later please
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:48:41 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:48:44 PM
    No single part of VaporMg is thicker than 0.65mm
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:49:19 PM
    Talking Touch Cover now
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:49:25 PM
  • Adam 6/18/2012 11:49:36 PM
    Really disappointed that there is no mention of xbox or live integration.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:49:43 PM
    The experience of touch cover demo
  • Bruce 6/18/2012 11:49:49 PM
    Maybe it's just me but I just don't "get it" yet. I don't see anything here that would make me set my laptop aside.
  • John Reiher 6/18/2012 11:49:57 PM
    I wonder what the feedback on the keyboard is like. I like good feedback on my keyboards.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:50:01 PM
    Makes an audible click when connected to Touch Cover
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:50:09 PM
    Touch Cover turns blue to let you know it's connected.
  • Eric Franklin 6/18/2012 11:50:26 PM
    Yep, touch screen. Touch cover is the keyboard/cover attachment
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