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Microsoft Announces “Surface” Tablet Computer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple’s iPad.

CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a “whole new family of devices” the company is developing.

The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device’s cover. It weighs under 1.5 pounds.

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, called the device a “tablet that’s a great PC —a PC that’s a great tablet.”

No information was given on price or when the devices will be available.  There are various configurations and styles of covers which feature a working full size keyboard.  More information is at Microsoft’s Website.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press and updates from CBS Seattle


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