For the past couple of months the Surface tablet from Microsoft has not only been vaporware, but also the subject of a lot of hatred from hardware makers who seem a bit put-out by suddenly having a powerful new rival. Yesterday the long-awaited pricing information was finally released, with tablets starting at $499. We also saw the first TV ad revealed and the hardware specs for the much-anticipated tablet.
Despite the controversy that many media outlets seem to want to create about Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, all indications are pointing towards a major victory from Microsoft with both the software and hardware. The operating system shot to number one on the most popular software list on Amazon and the entry-level 32 GB Surface tablet quickly sold out of pre-order, moving from “delivery by October 26th” to “delivery within 3 weeks”.
Today, the Redmond company released a new minute and a half video showing off the Surface tablet and all of it’s features, in both hardware and software. This isn’t a TV ad, but simply a way of marketing the hardware by displaying what it can do. The video so far has received very little attention, with only 324 views, but it will likely take off as it becomes better known.