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Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features

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.
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Microsoft believes a stand should be an integral part of a tablet's design. (Take that, iPad!) The Surface's built-in kickstand is made of the same sturdy VaporMg material--more on this later--that encases the slate. "The hinge design is like that of the finest luxury car," said Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky, sounding a bit like a car salesman. The stand does look ideal for landscape-mode viewing. But how well will it work in portrait mode?

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Leo Regulus
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6/22/2012 | 8:32:15 PM
re: Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
I hope that this item is more acceptable than your article format.
stahmasebi9211
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6/22/2012 | 11:17:30 PM
re: Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
I'm sorry but I have zero desire to own a piece of equipment by Microsoft. I will never give Microsoft another dime of our money. Our company has switched entirely to Macs and every employee uses an iPad for various job functions including sales, BI reporting, design and more. I've never been happier with how smoothly and efficiently the whole process works now that we've dumped Microsoft's bloatware and the less-than-desirable products in that product space.
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7/4/2012 | 12:39:01 AM
re: Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Ah, nothing like a closed mind. A real forward thinking, intelligent stance. I know a few religious folk that are just like you.
melliot33501
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7/9/2012 | 9:07:38 PM
re: Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Stereotyping is the culture. "Closed Mind!" I am a Microsoft fan as well, but this has nothing to do with closed mind. Microsoft has run the test of time and is slow in competing at the Tablet level. Fall 2012 is too long to wait. Sorry, it is good move to iPad. I now use one and it is very reliable and lots of free robust apps.
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