Seen Microsoft’s latest PC lately? The new Microsoft “Surface” PC, launched yesterday in Hollywood, is a tablet/laptop all in one. It starts out as a tablet, but contains a snap-on laptop base. There is a built-in stand, and looks to provide the laptop experience along with the flexibility of a tablet. It’s clear: Microsoft is going after Apple’s iPad in terms of market share.
Being built by Microsoft, it certainly will have many more features. For one, since Microsoft works hand-in-hand with Facebook, look for direct integration with Facebook and Skype. Also, Microsoft historically supports Flash, so look for support of Flash videos and animations.
It also looks very office-friendly, offering numerous USB ports, one feature that Apple famously leaves out, or at the very least seriously limits.
We’ll soon see how the initial price tag looks.