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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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The Surface may be ultra-thin, but it's thick enough for a full-sized USB port. Surface for Windows RT supports USB 2.0, while Surface for Windows 8 Pro supports the speedier USB 3.0 spec. The benefit here, of course, is that you won't have to cough up more cash for an overpriced proprietary cable to connect your USB-based peripherals. Are you listening, Apple?

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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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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.
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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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.
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