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Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
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Microsoft is, as the previous slide attests, enthusiastic about keyboard-equipped tablets. In fact, Microsoft thinks keyboards should do more than type. These more-versatile covers, which the company is currently calling "blades," are still more of a science project than a sign of imminent products but their potential is intriguing. As the last slide mentioned, Microsoft has packed its keyboards with substantially more sensors. The result is not only better typing, but also a new kind of input surface -- like a touchscreen without the screen.

On Monday, Microsoft demonstrated a blade that can remix music with simple taps, with the user controlling the flow by applying varying degrees of pressure to different points on the pad. So if you've grown tired of wannabe DJs who use nothing but an iPhone, be prepared to see a few Surface-toting musicians.

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Andrew Binstock
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9/26/2013 | 4:19:26 PM
re: Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
I like my SurfacePro and am glad to see the company rev them.
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9/26/2013 | 3:43:42 PM
re: Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Are these changes going to do anything for the first tablets that rolled out? Will Microsoft let us upgrade by buying our old units back so we can get the new ones?
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