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  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    "The unit crashed while showing it off"?

    Like, full on crash, hang, lock? Regardless, that's a pretty big let down. Big shroud of secrecy to demo a revolutionary device that crashes in the exec's hand.
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  • rs2 - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Heads will roll. Reply
  • Sunsmasher - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    As well they should. Reply
  • Souka - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    The original iPhone crashed during it's annoncement/demonstration in front of a large audience of reporters and other people.

    Win95 got a BSOD when introduced by Bill Gates in a similar fashion.

    No big deal....SH*T happens.
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  • Fleeb - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    It's embarrassing that something like an engineering sample would crash. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    I get that it's not a finished product, but considering MS is a software company first, it kinda kills the mood. Nothing screams "buy me" like a product that isn't working properly during a press conference introducing the product. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Is that the 'only' comment you have about the entire show? Reply
  • Shanevo - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.asp... Reply
  • Articuno - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    I'm not looking forward to the price of them. Reply
  • zshift - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    only visible in Google Chrome now (on osx, guessing it's visible on IE as well), but only if you inspect the page (right-click, inspect element). Video seems to stop after a few seconds for me, probably load on MS servers. Reply
  • zshift - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    video url: http://content5.catalog.video.msn.com/e2/ds/97b892... Reply
  • zshift - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Already on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzu3HM2CIo&fea... Reply
  • stadisticado - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    But, will it run Crysis? Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    The pro might 'run' Crysis but not anywhere near 'ultra settings.

    Here's Crysis 2:
    Crysis 2 (2011)
    low:
    49.5 ~ 45 fps
    med.:
    31.1 ~ 29 fps
    high:
    21.3 ~ 20 fps
    ultra:
    7.7 ~ 7 fps
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  • EnzoFX - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Except for the keyboard, can't imagine it being that great to type on. Cool notion to combine it into the cover however. The kickstand is pretty meh to me. I'd consider this tablet if I were anywhere near the MS ecosystem, whose many services are just underpar for my uses. Reply
  • rs2 - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    And the iPad kickstand is nonexistent meh. That's still a net win for MS. Reply
  • steven75 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Perhaps you've heard of the Apple Smart Cover intoduced in 2011? Doubles as a kickstand? Reply
  • rs2 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Costs extra. Doesn't count. You can't compare a paid accessory to a feature that comes built-in to the device. Unless Apple distributes the smart-cover with the iPad, but it doesn't.

    So I stand by my assertion. The iPad kickstand is nonexistent. Unless you want to pay extra for the privilege. The Surface kickstand exists for free (though I'm sure anyone who really wants to can invest in a folding "smart" case for it if they really want to waste their money). That still makes a net win for MS.
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  • faizoff - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    It looks like an excellent tablet on the surface (no pun intended) But I had hoped they would at least have USB 3.0. Though come to think of it, the presence of USB is a great idea. I'll definitely be going for the Ivy bridge model. Reply
  • wut - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    The Intel version has USB 3.0 Reply
  • faizoff - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Don't know how I overlooked that, but thats excellent. Very excited for this now. Reply
  • moshj - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    I'm already salivating at what Surface 2.0 will bring, not that I'll wait, I'll be bagging the Surface Pro for sure. Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    I'll take one of the Windows 8 ones (with IVB). I'd want to see it in person first, but initial impressions are if this thing is available everywhere (unlike say, the frickin' Zune) I will be buying one on launch day. I'm in the market for two tablets before the end of the year, I want a real physical keyboard (ala the Transformer range from Asus) but this would be a perfect fit for the other. Reply
  • Mugur - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Where can I see the actual presentation? Tried on YouTube with no success... Reply
  • Beenthere - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    No substance from Microsucks. Reply
  • rrohbeck - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - link

    But does it run Linux? Reply

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