Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
June 22, 2012 11:06 AM Microsoft's slick new Windows 8 Surface tablet looks great, though pricing remains a question. Get up close with 10 of its most compelling features.
Tuned For Skype
Surface has two cameras--front and back--which is de rigueur for an iPad competitor. Microsoft hasn't release the cameras' specs yet, but has said the rear-facing "LifeCam" is angled to 22 degrees, allowing you to open the kickstand and conduct meetings hands-free. Surface's stereo speakers and dual microphones are "tuned for Skype," following Microsoft's high-profile purchase of the company last year. Given Skype's global popularity, a superior video-chat experience could help Surface gain a foothold in both the consumer and enterprise markets.