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Microsoft's mystery event in Los Angeles

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  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:59:04 PM
    WHAT?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:59:31 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 11:59:52 PM
    Alright folks, that's the end of the press conference. Now we're going to get our grubby mitts on this thing.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/18/2012 11:59:52 PM
    Th-th-that's all, folks.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
    In groups of 7 no less!!
  • Scotty 6/19/2012 12:00:14 AM
    Judging about the price tag, Acer Iconia Tab W500 is a better choice, Acer also announce the W500 tablet will be featuring Windows 8, and, the price is much cheaper.
  • JustinSalvato 6/19/2012 12:00:39 AM
    Thank you MaryJo! People respect your opinion.
  • Scott 6/19/2012 12:00:41 AM
    Typical windows. Missing the mark. Where is the content and how it integrates with others Windows products such as Xbox?
  • David Carlin 6/19/2012 12:03:50 AM
    Gotta give Microsoft credit, they're trying a lot of new stuff. Win8, a Tablet, etc
  • erapp 6/19/2012 12:04:35 AM
    You can feel the Monday Morning QB's out there. If its a win, it was an obvious evol of the laptop in tablet form. If it fails, MS tried to copy Apple and missed. How about we just wait to see what it costs and how it functions. It looks interesting.
  • Sinbad 6/19/2012 12:04:50 AM
    Scott, I don't think they missed the mark, I think they introduced the hardware and in 2 days they will discuss the Apollo and the software
  • Walter 6/19/2012 12:05:35 AM
    I love the irony of watching the live blog of MS through my CNET app on my iPhone 4!!
  • Jack 6/19/2012 12:07:34 AM
    No comment on battery life or screen resolution. :(
  • jaz 6/19/2012 12:08:26 AM
    This is the beginning of the end of Android on the tablet, for all practical purposes. And it looks like MS is just in time to get some sales from the students who will all stop using textbooks by 2014.
  • Sinbad 6/19/2012 12:09:15 AM
    I still think the Nexus 7 will have this beat. With some way of integrating Chrome OS, Google will win this war. And by win I mean go head to head with the future leader of the pack...Microsoft.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/19/2012 12:10:28 AM
    Okay, we're off to go queue up and see this thing. Thanks again -- signing off from LA...for now.
  • patrick_i 6/19/2012 12:11:39 AM
    I think for anything else but watching HD video or games, 16:9 is an impractical resolution and uncomfortable to hold. When was the last time you tried reading a book, a magazine, a tweet, Facebook, email, or browse the web in 16:9? It's not easy.
  • achoumes 6/19/2012 12:11:48 AM
    Finally a solid and stylish looking tablet made by Microsoft, for Windows OS. Windows will get to run on a machine the way its supposed to without all the 3rd party junk ruining it. I'm sure this will work nicely with the Smart Glass interface. Microsoft is back!
  • Jones 6/19/2012 12:11:59 AM
    What's with the rubbish about the end of Android? Microsoft is not going to win with this, too late and way too little. Plus its the Windows toy edition - with colored squares.
  • Doug 6/19/2012 12:12:06 AM
    Like price, no mention of battery and resolution means it is poor. Keeping negatives to a minimum in one setting. You always boast about your best features.
  • djfubar 6/19/2012 12:14:37 AM
    If it has the price tag of $800-$900 no thanks
  • Chuck 6/19/2012 12:17:25 AM
    What does it say about the state of Microsoft when they introduce a Microsoft-branded piece of hardware, kept secret until the 'keynote', with on stage demos of the product from the managers, and a finish with the 1st commercial? Their partners (Dell, HP, etc) know that the ship is sinking. Only thing different from an Apple demo event is a product that people will want, and a black turtleneck & jeans. I bet they held off pulling something like this while Steve was alive 'cause he would have killed 'em in the press...
  • Seattle 6/19/2012 12:20:05 AM
    I think $800 or $900 would be a steal if it offers full integration with Office and includes the keyboard.
  • jhd2962 6/19/2012 12:20:32 AM
    People want a hybrid which as of right now, the Ipad fails to deliver.
  • David Hamilton 6/19/2012 12:22:38 AM
    OK, folks, we're going to wrap this live blog. Thanks to everyone for joining us, and we hope to see you again at the next big tech-news event.
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