Move over iPad, the Surface is (almost) Here!

Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Update: Microsoft recently announced  the RT Surface model (see below for the Pro/RT differences) will be available October 26th, the same day Microsoft is releasing the Windows 8 operating system.  The Pro model is expected to be released 90 days later.

So a few years back  I used to show my students a video of this really cool table called the Microsoft Surface.  It was amazing…an interactive coffee table-style computer (see video below) where pictures literally seemed to “fall out” of a cell phone placed on the table and credit cards were scanned just by placing the card on the table.  One proposed idea for this amazing table was for use at restaurants.  Patrons could order their food through the interactive computer screen on the table instead of having to use a traditional menu and waiter, and then they could pay for their meal as I described above…simply by placing their credit card on the table.  Again, it was amazing.

My students at the time and I waited anxiously for this new Surface to, well, surface. Never once did I see it in a restaurant or anywhere else for that matter.  Surely, somewhere had it, right?  Not really…it didn’t take off like planned.  In the meantime, Apple introduced the tablet computer we’ve all come to know and many of us love, the iPad.  The iPad has topped tablet sales year after year.  It is a machine not only useful, but beautiful.  As Apple continued to perfect its iPad and to hold the highest market share for tablet computers, competitors were scurrying to create their own tablets.  Examples include the Android iOS-based tablets – Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy, and the newest addition, Google’s Nexus 7. (The Nexus 7, by the way, will start at $199 for the 8 GB version making it much more affordable than other tablets, especially the iPad.) Ok, so Google is in the game with their Android systems and Apple is in the game with the iPad, where is Microsoft in all of this?

Welcome Microsoft Surface tablet!  Just recently, Microsoft unveiled their best attempt at competing with the iPad.  The new Surface will come standard with a built-in keyboard, a slightly larger screen than the iPad (and weigh less than an ounce difference), an i5 processor, a minimum 128 GB memory (versus 64 GB on the iPad), a minimum of two USB ports, feature Xbox SmartGlass, and be able to run two apps on the same screen.  If you’re into aesthetics (beauty) of your technology, have no fear, the Surface comes in a variety of bright colors, also.  The Surface will be available in two models – the RT and Pro models.  The Pro model will be more powerful, as in laptop powerful, and rival Intel’s Ultrabook.  See below for a complete comparison chart (click to enlarge).

Courtesy: PCWorld.com

Pricing for the new Surface has not been revealed yet.  It’s predicted it will be about the same as the iPad.  As for when we can expect to see it in stores?  No release date has been announced.  Personally, I’m eagerly awaiting its release.  I’ve  “test-driven” many tablets, but haven’t yet fallen in love with one enough to fork out the cash considering I have a smartphone and powerful computers that seem to do essentially the same tasks as a tablet.  After reading about the Surface and watching the below video, however, I am looking very forward to getting one of these things in my hands!

What do you think?  Will the iPad still rule the tablet world or is the Surface on to something better?  Why or why not?

Check out the original Surface by Microsoft.  Pretty cool, isn’t it?


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241 Comments on “Move over iPad, the Surface is (almost) Here!”

  1. miles r Says:

    I think the Surface is going to be awesome and beater than the iPad. I think the old surface is awesome to.

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  2. syd h Says:

    i think it is very cool. i cont what to see one. i think it will be beter thhan the ipad

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  3. jeremy Says:

    i think ipad wins

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  4. Skylar M. Says:

    I personally think apple is going to have some competition. This new surface is going to be a hit. When the iPad first came out, everybody wanted one. I think it’s going to be the same for this new surface. I also think that so many people already have the iPad, some families aren’t going to be able to afford the surface and the iPad. Whats also great about the surface is that the detachable keyboard isn’t every expensive and comes in many different styles and colors. I’m kinda in the middle with what I think might happen when this new surface comes out. I like my iPad it does everything i need it to do, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these new surfaces!

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  5. Cole T Says:

    My thoughts were the surface is a good way to reign over other products of other companies. But seeing the size of this piece of equipment, its obviously something your not going to carry around everywhere with you. That is why the iPad indeed, still has this advantage. Its seems to be that it would be really expensive and only the upper class can afford such a thing easily. There may be some higher middle class that could afford but it’s just way to expensive. To me this is a cool piece of equipment but I think the iPad still reigns supreme. Today its all about the “brand”. Apple is the “thing” of today so therefore everyone will want a iPad instead.

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  6. Katie M Says:

    Personally i think that if they pull this off it will be terrible. It will replace a bunch of peoples jobs. Plus it’s just a rip off of an IPad. If they make it as big as a table I don’t think many people would buy it. If they make it smaller I do think some people would be interested. I not so sure people would buy it though because apple products last longer and they have better programs and they don’t get as many virus. The big question to me is “Who wants to just give up apple IPad and go to Microsoft surface?

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  7. Isami M. Says:

    Even though the whole idea of the Surface seems pretty cool, I think the iPad will still keep its place as #1 bestseller in the tablet world. An iPad is sleeker, thinner, and more portable. People will choose the iPad because its from Apple, the #1 electronics producer in the world right now. Personally, I like the iPad much better than the Surface, unless the Surface really proves itself and gets a LOT cheaper.

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  8. Rachel L. Says:

    Wow, this is so cool. Way cooler than the iPad even if it’s not gonna beat it. Apple is a major electronic company so it’s gonna be hard to beat them in sales. I wouldn’t hold my breath for Microsoft to beat Apple in sales. The Surface is still really cool though and I would buy it if it wasn’t expensive. I have that same issue with the iPad wow.

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  9. Luke B Says:

    Apple is awesome and so is Microsoft. I love it how they compete because that means more cool stuff! When the iPad came out I thought that there was no way something could beat it but with technology ideas are endless. More cool stuff means higher prices and a basic iPad is really all you need why would anybody buy something else if they already have an iPad and most people in America do. In conclusion nothing can beat the iPad good try Microsoft but probably not enough.

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  10. Chandler B. Says:

    I’m not going to lie, I love apple products! But, I think that this new Windows Surface could be a little bit of competition. The Surface could replace hundreds- maybe even thousands of jobs all over the world. The Surface allows you to drag on thing from your cellphone, all the way over to your camera. Watch out apple- the Surface is coming!

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  11. Tyler h Says:

    I think apple is really cool and great i have an ipod touch myself and its cool.when microsoft came out with the suface table i was like wow that is pretty cool. but i still think apple will still out sell the Microsoft surface the microsoft surface will probably have a good amount of sells.the cool thing about this is you can have more than one app running at the same time that’s pretty cool. the microsoft surface is the same thing as an iPad the only difference is it can things that the iPad cant do. iPad there are some cases that have a keyboard . the only bad thing i think about the microsoft surface is you have to keep up with the keyboard. But i still think the iPad better.

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  12. 7th grade a-day Phuan D. Says:

    I can not wait for the suface to come out. At first I wanted an ipad but the cost is crazy. So when i saw that it has so much more. But i hope that it does not cost as much as the ipad cost
    CAN’T WAIT!!!

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  13. Sarah E Says:

    I think the Microsoft Surface looks great. Even though Apple sells tablets a lot like this it doesn’t have as much space as the Surface. The Surface has 128 GB of storage and the iPad’s highest memory you can get is 64 GB. If you ask me, the Surface is the best tablet I have ever seen, even better than the iPad. If I’m lucky, maybe I could get one when it comes out! 🙂

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  14. JuliaR Says:

    I like the surface but the ipad to me is way better.My brother has a ipad he loves it, but the one thing thats sticks out with me with the surface is the size.With the ipad you can just put it an case and your ready to go,but with the surface you have to carry it all day I would not like to do that.that is what I think of the surface

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  15. Aaron b. Says:

    I think that the suface will beat the ipad hand down. I like that you can run things at once the colors of it has all the stuff come with it. I love the ipad but it better make way because there will be a new leader of tablets. I do have one question though… will it get any cheaper?

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  16. Henton Morton Says:

    i think it is great because we get a faster yet better looking tablet than the i-pad

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  17. EthanC Says:

    The apple surface tablet look cool. I Love it and can wait to try it. I think this new apple device is awesome. I think this will help a lot of people. The only thing I do not like about it is the cost.

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  18. Will B Says:

    I think this is a good idea but i for don’t like those small screens and really hope its easy to see. i cant wait until this comes out but why not just make a keyboard at like it to add to the iPad and sell it to apple? and i wonder what kind of apps they’ll have, anyway this seems like a great product and i would definitely buy it.

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  19. Duncan J Says:

    I think the surface is really cool but the iPad is nice to. I like the iPad because it is really fun and cool and I’ve had experience with it. But at the same time I think that the Surface will really be a big hit and it looks really awesome. I would like to buy a Surface though.

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  20. mason k Says:

    I think that the surface is awesome. But even if the surface is better the Ipad would still reign supreme. Just because the Ipad is already known to be the best

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  21. Will H. Says:

    I think that The Surface is going to bring Great and new things to the tablet world. The Ipad might have a run for its money and the Surface might just take over our tablet world. And to the fact of the surface holding about the same amount of memory it is going to be a close call on whose tablet is better and whose is not

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  22. Luke Says:

    I think the iPad will always be the best because it is very reliable, plus Microsoft is known for their products to crash and are easier to get a virus on them. Apple can easily make this product better than Microsoft could even dream of doing. DO NOT BUY IT!!!!

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  23. BuddyB Says:

    I can’t wait till the Microsoft surface comes out.If it takes off, I might get it instead of a laptop. the price is to high for me to buy one, but it will do something Make the Ipad price lower

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  24. JailynR Says:

    I think the surface will be better, because it has a lot of different and better things. The bad thing about the surface is that you can’t carry it around with you like the iPad can. i chose the surface because I want to see how it works. But the price is so high.

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  25. Hannah S. Says:

    I love that new tablet coming out it is amazing. It’s probably very useful with the 2 screens and with the keyboard. It’s coming out right before my birthday ,I really want it! The coffee table is very nice it can do alot! I was amazed when I saw it.but I really want the tablet but I am probably not ganna get it.

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  26. nelson robins Says:

    i think the ipad will still win and have more sells but i do think the microsoft surface wont have as many sells but the better thing about it is you can have more than one page up at atim but you cant do that with the ipad.

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  27. Tori w Says:

    I think the iPad is better . Why I think that is because I have used a iPad but have not used a surface thing and I wold just like the iPad more and it looks cooler

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  28. JuliaR Says:

    I like the surface but the i pad is better in my opinion my brother has one the iPad is awesome!!!!

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  29. Sean O. Says:

    I thought the surface looked good and it will be a good seller if it comes with all that stuff.

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  30. Josh C. 8th-Grade B-Day Says:

    I think the Surface looks really cool but i still think the Ipad will reign supreme. One reason for my opinion is that I personally prefer the Ipad because i use it everyday and its really reliable.Though I won’t know what the Surface is like till I actually get my hands on it but I still think the Ipad is better. Even though the Surface has more memory I don’t really need all that because so far my Ipads done just fine and the memory still has a lot left. So do sum it up I think the Ipad will trump the Surface!

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  31. Chloe B. Says:

    Does the split screen only come with the pro?

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  32. KaylaR Says:

    I think that the Surface will be a huge hit. I was wondering if I should get thelaptop or a Surface. I think that the idea was wonderful.

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  33. Kelsey G. Says:

    I honestly think that this tablet will take the throne as the ruler of the tablet world. Why I think so, because the Surface has double the memory and is slimmer than the Ipad. The only thing that will be less appealing is the color. I think that the reason why the Ipad is so lovable is because of the beautiful white color. One question I have is it faster than the Ipad just like the andriod or will it be slow?

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  34. Reyna,A. Says:

    I love apple products and especially iPads but personally i think that the Surface is basically a big smartphone. It may be able to split screens on apps but who cares. And I really don’t think that it’s that great of an accomplishment. iPads will ALWAYS be better to me.

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  35. Spencer.C Says:

    I think it will sell but it is expensive. I like the iPad much more.I don’t know if the Surface is better.

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  36. MichaelW Says:

    I think it is going to better.How much is the Surface.The resone I think the Surface is better than the iPad is the space.

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  37. Caroline K. Says:

    I think the Surface tablet is really cool. I’m not sure if the Microsoft Surface will be more popular than the iPad I think a lot of people will buy it. I am a fan of the iPad but i will buy it if I can. I think a lot of people will stick with Apple products. I think it is super cool.

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  38. Kasey T. Says:

    I think it looks great. But i think apple will still be on top. But you have to by your things separate from the iPad and not the tablet. But the tablet might be to expensive. I like apple better but i’m not saying i wont change my opinion.

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  39. Christian R. Says:

    I think the Surface is going to be better than the iPad. It will have 128 GB and that is going to be really good. I wish that I had one right now because it looks so cool. It will probably cost more than the iPad

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  40. Kolbe M. Says:

    I think that the iPad is going down,(unless the appstore is not as good). The new Surface is split screen, which means that you can play two apps at the same time. I hope the new Surface model has some of my favorite apps, such as… Legendary Wars, Monster Wars, and DragonVale.

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  41. KaylaR Says:

    I think that the tablet will be better than the ipad. I think it looks like a mini laptop. I wonder how much it will cost. I think the Surface will be a huge hit. Should i get a laptop or a Surface? The cost will probably be two hundred dollars more.

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  42. Samuel W Says:

    I think think that the Surface will do beater than the I pad. Because the Surface can run 2 apps at ones. The keyboard is another thing witch is good about the Surface. I also like that the Surface can work better with windows 7

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  43. Kai'Aishah M. Says:

    I realy like this Microsoft Suface tablet because you can do more things on it than you can on the ipad. This is something pretty convinceing to buy. I would by this any day over the ipad if i had to chose. I now want tis for christmas because it’s so cool.

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  44. Chloe B. Says:

    I think the Surface will be popular for a while. But the Ipad will still beat it for some people. I love this new Surface. I will probably want to get it! it is kinda expensive but people can save some money up for it. I like how it can split screen. But.. I’d rather not get the pro because there is not a big diffrence if I get it I will NOT get the pro.

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  45. Shelby U Says:

    I think that this new Microsoft Surface is really cool. But i’m not really sure if it will beat out the iPad. They are both amazing products. I cant wait until the Surface comes out to see what it is like.

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  46. Michael K. Says:

    I think that the Micosoft Surface is cool. I like the fact that the Surface comes with a keyboard so you don’t have to buy one.But, I believe the surface could be expensive because an ipad can be pricey and the surface cost the same amount. So I think i will stick with the ipad because I use it for gaming not work.

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  47. Savannah S Says:

    I think the surface is amazing. The good thing about the surface is that all the stuff comes with it but the apple you have to but it separately which adds all up to be allot of money. I think the surface will be worth it though. If the surface does not do well on sales the apple will be in the lead:)

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  48. Ryan F. Says:

    I kind of like the tablet. But I don’t think it will beat out the Ipad. The Ipad has a killer app store. Plus with all the extra bells and wistles it’s got to be more exspencive. All though I do the like the usb ports the keeboards an the stand.

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  49. Tye G. Says:

    I think this is super cool! I dont think this will beat the Ipad because the Ipad has been very popular. I think its really cool you can split the screen for two apps! Can you take the keyboard off and use it as a normal tablet? I really want to get one of these!

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  50. Brycen H. Says:

    I think that this new tablet is very interesting. I am worried about the price. Which one is cheaper and which one is better quility. I think that the tablet will be one of the best selling products.

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  51. Connor.s Says:

    I think it is cool.I am going to get it.But I think apple wiil come up with a better version.So they have a tie for me.

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  52. Senith B. Says:

    To tell you the truth I’m not sure if the Surface is going to beat the iPad or not. There is something about Apple products that is so appealing. I’m not sure what it is about Apple but it’s so likable that i think it will stay on top. Apple has dominated for the past couple of years in the tablet world and I don’t think it’s ready to give up the throne just yet. Even if the Surface does do really well in sales i don’t think it going to beat Apple. In my opinion a lot of people use tablets for gaming. Apple has such a wide variety in the App Store, compared to the Android Market (Isn’t it called Google Play now?) which has fewer.
    What I do like about the Surface is that it has double the space as an iPad. It also comes with a keyboard. I have an iPad and I had to go out and buy an extension keyboard for $40! (Oh and have you noticed with Apple products w=you have to buy a lot of things separately, as an extension?) It’s kickstand is facing 20 degrees so that it can point right at the user face for pictures/chat. Both surface models have two USB ports, which was something I really don’t like about the iPad. It comes with a stylus which is cool also. I also think this product is going to be really good with hooking up to the computer. Most of us have PC and if you have an iPad, you know it’s a hassle to get to iTunes. Most of us have grown up with windows and with a windows tablet I think it will be easier to moves files, upload pictures, buy music etc. Which will be so much better for majority of the world.

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  53. Sam Says:

    This ‘new’ product by Microsoft is rather stunning, however isn’t it just the same thing? Although it looks pretty cool and is running on the amazing Windows 8 OS, it is essentially an iPad by Microsoft. It reminds me of the Samsung phone that was similar to the iPhone. The features were so ‘the same’ that Apple sued Samsung. This device is just a big piece of infringement. It has Apple written practically all over it, nice try Microsoft.

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  54. Bel o Says:

    I think the Microsoft Surface is awesome! its going to help a lot of people because it is easier to carry around, it comes with a clip on keyboard, it has more memory, and you don’t have to pay as much. People going on business trips can carry so much more around with out carrying as much. And I like the way it doesn’t cost even more when it could be 1000 dollars. I personally think it’s better than the I Pad.

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  55. Ann N. Says:

    I think that the Microsoft Surface is the cooler than the apple products in so many ways because it has a built in kick stand and you can also play two games at a time and you can attach a keyboard. which for the iPad you would have to buy the stand like my mom and my sister did. i also think they did a tremendous job with the touch screen Coffey table but it cost a whole lot more than i had expected.

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  56. Kennedi C. Says:

    In my opinion I think that the Microsoft Surface is a great product and will sell okay compared to the ipad. Apple is pretty much the king/queen of creating tablets they are also are really good at keeping up with the status quo and if something better comes around the corner, Apple would be on it and start creating something a million times better than the Microsoft Surface. Also I doubt that people wouldn’t just drop the IPad and get a Microsoft surface. The iPad is at the top of the sales charts for tablets and is almost the same price as the Microsoft surface. So why get rid of your iPad or just get a Microsoft surface in general when Apple is most likely going to make something way better

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  57. Baxter B Says:

    I think that the I Pad set the bar for other tablets. And that the standard WAS very hard to beat, but Microsoft has just done it! The Surface Tablet is just as good, maybe better than the I Pad. The Surface has a slightly larger screen. And can run up to two apps at a time. *Perfect for students, who take notes on one half of the screen, while reading an article on the other*. And, the Surface comes with a detachable keyboard, which i think is pretty snazzy, considering if you bought an I Pad, you would have to buy a keyboard separately if you wanted one. I think that, if the surface had come out before the I Pad, it definitely would have been the one I chose.

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  58. Madison B. Says:

    I thought that it was realy cool that microsoft was trying to get back in the game with the surface table. But then apply came out with there ipad. So microsoft had to step up there game by making the surface tablet. The surface table was bought by a couple restdonts and market companes. If you wanted to buy a surface table the cost ranges from about 5,000 to 10,000 dollors. The cool thing about the table is that you can take a pic with your camra and then set your camra on the table and then you can play with your pic. You can also have your camra and phone on the table at the same time so you can put pics from your phone in to your camra and you can put pics from you camra in to your phone. The tablet can cost you just about the same amount an ipad is. The tablet can do just about the same thing as the tabe. But the tablet is smaller and you can’t sit stuff on it. I wish I could get a surface table and a tablet. But they cost ot much. I hope micrsoft can step up there game and get in the lead. Because apply has had there turn. So watch out microsoft is going to be in the lead.

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  59. Ava H. Says:

    Oh my gosh! I think the Microsoft Surface will definitely beat the iPad. It is less expensive, and to me it is WAY much cooler than the iPad. This Microsoft Surface just amazed me from the start, and I would love to have it any day. But Microsoft has a smarter tablet/laptop and much cooler things, it’s better price, and I just think it will knock Apple right off the top. I really would love to try this out someday, and really hope to get it.

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  60. Spencer E. Says:

    The Surface would great product. It sounds better then the I pad. The Surface has better attachments. To me I love to get the Surface. I really want one now.

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  61. Cole L. Says:

    I think that this new tablet from microsoft cought apple in surprise. Althought this new tablet seems like a great new and better thing, I still belive that the apple ipad will stand its ground at the top of the tablets. Beside that I am glad to see microsoft back in the game and I feel that there is more to come from microsoft and this is just the start of something even greater and but just a warning to apple. I do hope to get, or tryout one of the new tablets to see how it is.

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  62. Emma M. Says:

    I think that the IPad is still better than the surface. The reason I do like it better is because I already have one and it’s s fun. Also the surface is pricey. The surface looks so cool and fun but I still like the iPad better!!

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  63. Sarah h Says:

    I think that it will go a lot farther than the IPad and that it might sell.

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  64. hailey k. Says:

    i think that the ipad is better then surface.The surface is cool but you can bring the ipad places. I also think that the ipad is better then the tablet.the ipad is almost the same as the tablet, but the still like the ipad better

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  65. Jackson O. Says:

    I think the Surface is going to be a great addition to the tablet market. I predict that the Surface will make up for the unfortunate lack in sales of the Microsoft Table. Microsoft is what most of us were raised on, computer wise; then Apple took over the electronic market. I’m excited that Microsoft is getting back into the game and will hopefully be successful again. I’m wondering if the Microsoft app store will be the same as Google Play. If anybody figures out, please comment back. I’m excited for this new tablet and i plan on trying to get one when they become available.

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  66. Corey H. Says:

    I think that the Surface is pretty awesome, but Apple is still on top. I even with Microsoft’s Surface tablet, Apple still has iphones and ipads and mac books and Macs. Yes I know that Microsoft has all those things too but they don’t punch out new products every five months like Apple does. Though the Surface has tons of memory, Apple can punch out the same product a month after and make it better. Sorry Surface, but Apple wins this round.

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  67. Daniella R. Says:

    I think that the Surface will be pretty cool. It will be so useful for when you need to take notes; you could have the article or video on one half and a writing app on the other. It will revolutionize the tablet. Nothing could compete with it…except the iPad. There are a lot of ups and downs to both of them. The surface defiantly wins as far as students and storage go…. But, the iPad wins in almost everything else. The iPad has more apps and has more credit. But the surface should beat the iPad…but the name, everybody wants a name brand. Even though Microsoft id big… Apple is bigger. But, I’m excited to see how this comes out.

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    • Senith B. Says:

      I totally agree with you. Most people want name brand stuff. When you say tablet most people think of only the iPad and none of the other amazing tablets out there. If people looked at the others I bet they’d find a tablet just as good as the iPad…well maybe not because I think the iPad’d the best!

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  68. tyler c Says:

    I think that the Microsoft Surfaces is great. The reason why I said that is because it is a new device and are going to hear about it. They are also going to see the commercials on the tv. People to try it out and see how i works. Because you can also get a key board on the ipad you do not have a key board.

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  69. Ellen M Says:

    I think that both of the companies, Apple and Microsoft are great and have made many devices that have helped technology come a long way. The Microsoft Surface is a great new piece of technology and will impact most of our lives greatly. Most of the people who will try to get their hands on a Surface first will be business people and collage or high schoolers. Since it is so powerful and can hold a lot of information it can help buisiness people and collage or high schoolers greatly as they go about their daily schedule. I don’t think that it will be a great seller with other people because many of them already have the Apple Ipad and would not want to switch.

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    • Daniella R. Says:

      I agree, most people already have the iPad, so why would they want to spend another $500 on something else that is almost exactly the same?

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  70. Jordan K. Says:

    I think that the Microsoft tablet is cool. This tablet has great ways to use two apps at the same time. Also the tablet will be used mainly for businesses and restaurants.
    Many people who have an IPad in my opinion will switch or to Microsoft’s tablet because of more memory and space. Lastly you can get WiFi easily.

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  71. Kiera C. Says:

    I think that this new Surface is amazing. I have both an iPad an iPhone 4S, and I truly enjoy both of them. If I had a choice, I think I would definetly give the Microsoft Surface a chance because I have a had a chance with the iPad. There are a lot of differences with this device. The Surface has a lot more storage, and that would be nice because I play a lot of games and apps. I also like the fact that you can do two things at once. But I think the Apple company and all their products will overrule because a lot of people are about name brand. I know I am.

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  72. Abby S. Says:

    I personally think that this product is amazing. It’s crazy how we have technology like this now-a-days. I do think that Microsoft will go far with this product and get a very good income from it. Although I still think that the Ipad will remain the best seller. A lot of people have Ipads now and there are a lot of people who prefer Apple over Microsoft, just because it has been a while since Microsoft has come out with something new and Apple just can’t stop coming out with new things. Many people already have Ipads so they most likely will not buy a new tablet. Even though I think these tablets won’t go as far with families I think they will be very big in schools. They will be very useful and lots of people should love them and they should help them a lot.

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    • Senith B. Says:

      I agree, I bet schools will bring these tablets for class use. They seem so compatible with school/work use that they’d be great. It would be really cool if our school had them.

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  73. Bruce W. Says:

    Well i think that the Microsoft tablet is awesome, but the thing is that the iPad is what we all know and love so we have the choice of Microsoft tablet.

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  74. Ethan. H Says:

    I think that the tablet will get popular for an amount of time then it will show down. Apple will come and make a better product that dose the same thing but even faster and better the the tablet. I think when Apple come out with there new product there many focus with be on memory, speed, features that can top the Microsoft Office Tablet.

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  75. Kelli H Says:

    I think that Its going to be the coolest thing EVER!

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  76. Darith K. Says:

    I think that the Surface defiantly has some good things and some bad things. For, example, I have an iPad and a PC desktop. Windows doesn’t work very well with an iPad, but the Surface can generalize the systems so they can work better together. You can multi-task on the Surface, which I have always wanted to do on the iPad. I don’t think that the Surface can replace the iPad, but I think it will be relatively popular. It does things that the iPad can’t, which makes it reasonably different, but I don’t think it will overcome the iPad, because the iPad has been implanted in society’s brain as ‘The Tablet’.

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    • Senith B. Says:

      Multi-tasking seems cool but wouldn’t that just be hard. You can’t play temple run while reading the Reader’s Digest or something. I think it pointless no offence.

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      • Daniella R. Says:

        Yes, that’s a good point Senith, but you could multitask as in watching a video and taking notes or reading an article and taking notes. The multitasking is really good for taking notes, which we will need in high school and college.

  77. Savannah G. Says:

    In my opinion i think that apple has great products But they break way to easily. I think that this tablet is going to be a great hit. The apple products are going to still be one of the bigger hits because apple has been out for years and have had a lot of people like their products. I think this tablet wont get as many people who have the iPad and or apple products because they already have a tablet and it would just be a wast of their money.

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  78. Jessica S. Says:

    I think that the new tablet will definetly be great seller. Although, it won’t be a greater sell like the IPad. I have a IPod 4 and a IPad 2, so I know how much fun and useful they are. More people are use to buying apple brand things so they propably think that it’s better. But, this dosen’t mean that the tablet won’t sell.

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  79. Cassandra C. Says:

    i think that when the surface tablet comes out it will be a best seller, better then the IPad. When it comes out and when people find out about it they will go crazy. I mean i would. I think the surface is gonna be better then the IPad.

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  80. Mackenzie .A Says:

    This is another great product that some people will buy into. The fact is though, everyone who wanted to buy or sell a tablet was in the game way earlier. They also say that the surface is a little bit lighter and bigger than the ipad. My question is though, wasn’t the idea to make it just big enough to see things clear but also more easy to carry than a laptop? This surface is basically a laptop because there is nothing original about it except for the built in kick stand. I thought that the purpose of the tablet was no keyboard and to be able to touch the screen to type. Sorry Microsoft, you should stick with the ideal of making a table but update it and make a come back with it. As for now, Apple is still on top.

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  81. Alex G Says:

    I think this new microsoft surface is really cool. It has outstanding features and i love how you can run two apps on the same screen. This new microsoft surface i think will be a big hit for colleges and industries.With all the quailities this surface has it will make a great investment for colleges and other big industries. On the other hand I still think the Ipad will dominant when it comes to home electronics. My family doesnt invest in any apple products besides my itouch and my other ipod, but you see so many familys nowadays with Ipads and other apple products. One way that microsoft cant compete with apple is apps. Apples has a way bigger selection of apps then microsofts app store. This is the main reason that so many familys have Ipads, its because of all the cool apps you can download. Besides the apps i think this is a very cool and powerful product. Everyone thinks this product is very cool and it can do things that other computers cant to, but I think people that will buy this product wont use it to its full potential. People wont know what to do with a product that powerful. So i think the Ipad will remain on top, but i think this product could be useful to colleges, businesses, and big industries.

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  82. Julia C. Says:

    I think Microsoft surface is a great product. It seems to have more functions than the apple Ipad. However, I do not believe people will choose this over the Ipad. One thing that people think about is the product’s app selection. The app selection is much bigger for the Ipad than the surface. I dont think any tablet can move aside the apple Ipad.

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  83. Kevin K. Says:

    seeing that i’m a tablet person, i think that the Surface will really top the iPad. i think that it is the best thing that anyone has done to a tablet.

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  84. Rebecca F Says:

    I think the surface is really going to be a change in the tablet world. I think most people will prefer the surface over the ipad. The space of storge it has is amazing. If wery cool you can use external memory in case you run out of you 120 giga bytes. I really wish they have released the price. If they make the price around the price of the Ipad i=Im sure that people will want to get the surface. Im really excited to see that the surface comes in many diffrent colors. I cant wait to see a surface in person.

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  85. Johnny F. Says:

    This is a great product, there is no doubt about that and college student and business people will consider investing in this. Even though it is without a doubt the more powerful product, this really has no family value. Even though most people would love a super powerful, easy to transport tablet, but the majority of the iPad’s sales or at least a good chunk go to family’s who want a gaming device. As Jake said, there is no way Microsoft app store is going to compete with apples’, so all those family’s with an iPad, they are not going to switch over to this new device. I think this is a wonderful devise and student and people who require a powerful tablet will buy it, but the iPad well still remain dominant on the sale charts. However, I think big businesses might consider to switch to this for their laptop computer. I really hope to get something like this one day!

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  86. Connor Hollon Says:

    I think that the taplet will only be good for a month or two. I think apple will make a new ipad and blow the surface away. I do not think people will not like the apps. I think i would buy one because of the 128GB because a gave a itouch, i bought a movie and it will not load because it is 1.6GB

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  87. Patrick U. Says:

    I personally think that this tablet will be a huge hit. The commercial was astounding and well thought out, so that will draw more people in. The variety of attachable and detachable keyboard will allow people to feel more open to make their tablet-computer their own. Since this tablet is designed by Microsoft, one of the biggest computer brands out there, there will be a lot of little bells and whistles about this new Microsoft Surface. I am surprised that the original Microsoft Surface didn’t do well even though the iPad came out shortly after. This will be a big turn in the tablet world, and some things that separate the Surface from the iPad is the fact that the Surface will have 128GB of minimum storage, which is double the max capacity of the iPad 64GB! Also, I am assuming that the tablet’s USB ports will allow for an external hard drive or other external storage option, which means that the Surface will practically have endless opportunities for extra storage if you happen to run out of your 128GB of memory. The iPad, well, doesn’t have as good extra storage options. The only one is the iCloud, which only holds 5GB extra, so this will be a MAJOR decision-deciding point. I would personally take this over the iPad, and I hope that everyone will consider this new tablet!

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  88. Cassie M. Says:

    In my personal opinion, I think the Surface is really cool! it features everything the IPad has and more! Even though i like it, i know other people will still prefer the IPad, because it is name brand and tons of people already have one. If i had to choose between one or th other, i would choose the Surface. I would choose it because they’re both the same price and the Surface features more than the IPad! Plus, it’s not that bad of a price to pay for it.

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  89. Matthew J. Says:

    This is an excellent piece of art Microsoft has created. It has more features than the I pad, and I would have to go with the Surface. The I pad is amazing, but I think that the Surface would be a much better tool/toy to have, not to mention funner. It’s double screen I find amazing, and it has twice as much storage as the I pad does. It’s like the I pad, but much better.

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  90. Cristina T. Says:

    Umm, i think that the ipad will forever over rule. Mostly becuase people like to have name brand products. Also alot of people have iphones, so why would they go spend a bunch of money to learn a whole new software? like really? no. My mom has an ipad and she uses it like everyday with an attachable keyboard so.. its not like the attachable keyboard is anything special. I dont see why people would change. So yeahh.. good luck microsoftt

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  91. Taylor B Says:

    I think that the surface will do better than the iPad will. From what I understand the surface has the same stuff as the iPad and even more for about the same price. Even if it does cost more I think it’s still o.k because your paying more to get more. Also some people keep wondering why someone would want to do two things at once on it. I think that’s good because you can play a game and check your email at the same time. I think eventually it’ll really take off

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  92. Alex M. Says:

    I think that the Microsoft surface looks cool, and that they have done a good job marketing it, but will it hold up. Microsoft is notorious for releasing new products and that look amazing, and then everything fails. From what I have seen it looks good and the usb ports are a great idea. Plus with the built in keyboard people will not have to spend another 50 bucks on an ipad case with a keyboard, or an ipad compatible wireless keyboard. The surface just seems to good to be true and that means it usually is.

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  93. Ryan H Says:

    I think that the surface would probably get a lot of buyers at first but since its so much like the i pad the sales might go down a couple months or so. If i had the option between the ipad or the surface i would go for the surface because its more like a computer with the usb ports and it coming with the attchable keyboard. I like laptops better than tablets thats why i would get it for the reason of it being more like a computer. I think as far as using it in school i wouldnt be able to do that much until i get to high school. I could use it for research in class or i could use it for a core connections type of class that they have.

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  94. Matthew S, Says:

    I find this tablet to be better at a business standpoint. Many companies use Microsoft and having it anywhere will make things easier for travelling businesses. Kids can use Office to do projects when they are out of reach of a computer. I could see myself not buying this because i have a laptop already and i could just upgrade to Windows 8, but i could serve as a replacement for my Kindle Fire in the future. I think Microsoft as a true competitor, but i still think the iPad will continue to be the top tablet.

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  95. Kyndal P. Says:

    This tablet sounds like a great idea! I don’t think people will like it or buy it as much as the iPad, though. Apple is a really popular brand that a lot of people love and I’m not sure if they would want to switch over. Many people already an iPad and there would be no need to get a Surface, as well. The Surface may have a chance but we will have to wait and find out!

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  96. Hannah White Says:

    I think the surface is great. But i have a few question. Will you be able to see the screen in sunlight? Because on the Ipad by apple you can not see the screen in sunlight. Also does the surface aloud you to type a paper? and Can you use it on the go? (Examples: Car, Airplane, Bus)

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  97. Jake S. Says:

    I think that this will be great for those who are used to how Microsoft usually sets things up. Since it’s a tablet it should have apps, but will the amount of apps it has ever stack up to the immense collection of apps on the apple store. If they are both the same price i imagine I would rather have an Ipad because its all about name brands as far as those things go.

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  98. Jaylen S. Says:

    I think the new tabletl be a great hit. I will like it because of the key pad. Also because of the magic pen. And you play two games.

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  99. Kaley S. Says:

    I have always loved the apple iPad but I think Microsoft has got them beat! there is always a chance that Microsoft will be too expensive for some people and do not agree to buy it. I think Microsoft has everything you will need for an iPad or a laptop. I think there is an even chance between the two because different people like laptops better than iPads and some people like iPads better than laptops.

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  100. Haley C. Says:

    I think that the surface is really fun and cool because we can use a lot of apps on it and we can use them at the same time. I also like that we can take pictures on there and slide them on your phone. I like how you can do all kinds of things. I love how we can draw with all ten fingers.

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  101. Emily M. Says:

    I vote for the surface, its basically what the iPad is except its got more features and accessories that come with it and apple doesn’t have some of those things. If the surface is more expensive than the iPad with a keyboard or whatever accessories you want people will stick with the iPad. Some people won’t like it that they came up with the surface, they may think they are just copying the iPad. Some people think they they shouldn’t get a surface when they already have a iPad, which I think most people won’t get a surface if they have an iPad. You can’t forget though some people don’t have an iPad and may get a surface for a birthday or buy one for themselves. Microsoft still has a good chance that they will take over tablet world, I think. But this will be very interesting to see how it turns out.

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  102. Chris B. Says:

    I love the surface. I think it well be a hit in the market.If the price is not to high every were .

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  103. Ben M. Says:

    I think the Surface is the way to go! Like, the pop out kick-stand and the keyboard… the Surface will rule the tablet world! But there are some questions I have about the Surface…. How long is the battery life? How much glare does the screen produce? Are the apps as good as Apple’s? (And) Will it be to expensive? Aside from those questions I am now awaiting the arrival of the Surface, but not the regular one. I have my eye on the Surface Pro. I have been awaiting the new iPad to lower in price, but now I will sell my iPod and KindleFire to get the Surface Pro (when it comes out.) Plus, Apple needs a little compatition, but this will knock them of from the top of the tablet world

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  104. Harley M. Says:

    i think that the ipad is better! but i also think that the surface is cool beacuse it comes with a keyboard! I still like apple because it has alot more things.

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  105. Arveyyah J. Says:

    Nice try microsoft but, I am not feeling the surface.I say you should give up on tablets and find something else to put in stores.I have one questions.Why even make this It is almost a computer?I think Ipads still rule the galaxy!!!

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  106. Evie F. Says:

    I think that the ipad came out first so peiple have it and can not aford a tablet to, but i think if the tablet came out first it would have most buyers. If people have not bought the ipad i think the will buy the tablet. So if people like the ipad i think they will like the tablet more. I think Apple may be in a war.

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  107. Abbey H. Says:

    I think the iPad will still be in the lead, just because most people like apple and they like their products. I enjoyed seeing the surface but i wasn’t in love with it. I also love the idea of seeing the picture on the app for the iPad instead of seeing just a color and a picture. But that is my opinion. Again I think the iPad will rule the tablet world.

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  108. Hailey Y. Says:

    I think that the tablet looks amazing but why would you buy a tablet that you know will have kinks they need to work out while the ipad already has most of the kinks worked out. In my opinion I would be saving up for an ipad just because it has been out longer.
    Don’t get me wrong but I would buy a tablet if they weren’t so darn expensize:$ I like the look of the tablet but I think I’m rooting for apple due to the price,ipods,iphones and ipads!!!!!

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  109. Devan D. Says:

    I think that the Microsoft surface is a very cool device an it will come in handy perhaps. But I have to say that the iPad will still rules sales while the surface is still new. Of course after a while people will start to think that the surface might be better. Many people might also like that the surface comes with a kick stand and its very own keyboard. But I personally think that the iPad and the surface will be close in sales and popularity.

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  110. Reese.J Says:

    I think the surface is beter because its got a key pad and a kickstand and you can get the keypad colored also

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  111. Tyler B. Says:

    I think the surface is so cool but if the ipad gets a new model out it better watch out! Also I do think that the surface will rule! But watch out Microsoft. Apple is prety good.

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  112. Trey F. Says:

    I think the surface is is awesome and the table surface. It will be cheaper than the iPad. Because you don’t have to pay for accessories with surface. Apple products are good but who made the first computer? Microsoft. So therefore Apple and Microsoft are equally trusted by me.

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  113. Adam C. Says:

    I believe that they are both great. They both look great and they both have ups and downs. I really don’t pick sides on devices but I think that the iPad will do better it was out sooner and I think that since most people already have an iPod or iPhone that more people trust Apple than Microsoft.

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  114. Michael M. Says:

    This thing looks awesome i like how you can take off the keyboard i wonder how much it would cost probably 700 hundred bucks. It looked really neat and clean when i saw the video i was like wow it will be a big competition between apple but i am not a apple fan i like android. I think Microsoft will be a bigger hit than I pad. I wonder if anyone will buy the tablet because lots of people have the Ipad all ready because Apple came out first?

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  115. Abigail.T Says:

    I think that the Surface will not be better than the Ipad because alot of people use/have apple products becasue I have a Ipod and Iphone. And i use my Iphone every day. And I love how you can go anywhere and get on the internet. Does the Surface have internet everywhere you go ?

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  116. Amaya W. Says:

    This device is basically the ideal tablet with the detachable keyboard and the brand new Windows 8. As most people have the most modern tablet, the iPad, it might take a little time for the one to be more popular because of the fact a lot of people already have the iPad and don’t want to buy one for a while. Overall, I think this a substantial device and will become the better one, instead of the iPad, in the next few years.

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  117. Spencer C. Says:

    I think that the surface is amazing and i think it would be awesome and i would like to have two Apps on t6he same screen because you could play a game and watch a video at the same time. I also like the kickstand and the keyboard because it like turns into a laptop. I think it might break soon because it dos’t look durable. I would want one though Because it looks really cool, but only if I get rich just encase it breaks.

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  118. Anna C. Says:

    I like the Microsoft Surface, but I think the iPad will still be at the top. Even though the Surface has a detachable keyboard, you can buy a keyboard for your iPad, too. I am a huge fan of Apple products as I am the proud owner of an Apple iPad and an iPod touch. My dad has a Samsung Galaxy Tab that I love to play but I don’t think that it will ever be better than the iPad. Seeing how Samsung stole Apple software just proves the other companies might want to be like Apple. I think that they are copying Apple and that Apple will always be a bestseller.

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  119. Arielle.G Says:

    I think the Microsoft surface is something. The company makes it really look like a great thing and it is but not all people will think so meaning that the iPad will once again rule the electronic world. But I must say that the surface is a great level up with the keyboard and everything. And yet it still comes at the same price the iPad does even if it does come with a keyboard and stand. Its to much money for me to even think about but i would get because all the ideas are great

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  120. Katie G. Says:

    I think the new tablet because it looks and by what the video told me. The only thing is how thin it is I need something thicker because I have siblings and we misplace things all the time but, it’s always easier to find if it is thick because it can’t fit in to the small places. I’m pretty worried too about the tablet it looks very fragile so I don’t want to go buy it for that amount and then brake it when I haven’t had it for it’s moneys worth. I would buy it as fast as I could get my hands on it if it had a garantee for a good amount of time. I’d love it anyways even with the iPad price if it would be more durable for a long time.

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  121. Anonymous Says:

    I think the surface is going to be a good seller with its kick stand and keyboard all together for the price of an iPad which for an iPad you need to buy all the stuff separate. The thing that might not make the surface as good as the iPad is that the keyboard looks fragile and the bigger screen can crack easier and be still expensive. The most I think I like about the surface is that you can open more than one app at a time. I am really looking forward to the surface and I am thinking about getting one when I get the money.

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  122. joshua Says:

    Surface is cool but apple is better and apple just blows you mind. And i love apple but surface is try coming up so apple is going to step it up.Every body has apple and it has a good price rang .And surface need to lower price if the wont to be the best .And the build in keyboard is no good you be try to pull it next thing you know crack.so be pay high price for a broken keyboard. But i have to say using two app is kind of cool.It is cool for teacher to use to app at the same time.

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  123. Jacobi D Says:

    I think the iPad is still the best because all the Microsoft has is a keyboard and a kick stand. Why will you paid that much money on a tablet when you should get is a iPad. So I don’t like the Microsoft surface the iPad is still the best.

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  124. Danny M Says:

    I think the tablit was cool but I still think apple will be the best. Because it has the ipod,ipad,computers and more.I still thought that it the keypad was cool how it comes in diferent cloors and that it was portible.But I really don’t care about tablets and that stuff.

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  125. Lance A. Says:

    I think that the surface is much better than the ipad.The reason is because it is made to last longer than the ipad and it has more upgraded devices inside of it like its advances in GB is twice as good as the ipad. Plus since it is much more advanced than the ipad and costs the same it is a better value than the ipad. But the bad thing for the surface is that a lot of people already have an ipad so I think that they wont sell as much as others expect.

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  126. Caitlin K Says:

    I think the tablet was a good idea. I all so think it was smart to put two screans on at the same time. I think that that will help you get things done.I all so think it will sell really well.

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  127. Leif.M Says:

    I think it looks like a good idea. But they probably wont have the best selling tablet. people dont really now about it. If you ask someone about an iPad, they will know what it is. If you ask somone about an suface , chances are they will say “whats that?”. Also, if it overcomes the iPad, Apple will respond by release somthing even better!

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  128. kaleb C. Says:

    They did a very great jop with the the surface. An ipad and the surface are technically the same idea. i get a surface i mean come on it has xbox fetures it has a key bord for tpying the i pad dosn’t have any of that a here comes the best part TWO (count em) TWO APPS AT THE SAME TIME that is the coolst most greatst idea i ever herd in my young LIFE

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  129. Caitlyn B. Says:

    I think this is an amazing product, but people will still go for the ipad because people know and love apple they also know that they can be trusted with good products. I like how the surface comes with a keypad and kick stand unlike the ipad, but the keypad did kinda look weak unlike the ones for the ipad. I also think people will go for the surface bacuase of the price it’s only estimated to cost $600 with the keypad and kick stand and the ipad is $600 alone and you still would need to buy the accesories. I also think another good thing about this is the colors, it doesn’t just come in one color like the ipad it comes in a variety or colors. I think over all the surface is a way better deal than the ipad, but people probally wont buy it because they all ready have an ipad and why do you need two things that basiclly do the same thing?

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  130. Virginia V Says:

    I think the surface is a great idea. I really really want one. I think the price range is to big even the ipad is to big, I think it should be between 250 and 450 so if it does break it will be easy to replace. Also ithink that they should let 20 different people try it out for like a week or something. Apple is going down

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  131. Marissa S. Says:

    The Microsoft Surface looks really cool! I love how it comes with a keyboard and yet it is still the same price of the ipad. In the commercial it looks very fragile but I still love it and want it! Although I probably wont get it because of how much it costs and because I already have an ipod and a phone.

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  132. Zach H Says:

    I think the Surface looks amazing! I think it will rule the tablet world if it is not a ton of money.I like it better because it come with a key board, the kick stand is a good idea. Also being able to run two apps at once will help a lot. If you are a tablet person but you want a laptop this could work! It’s cool that it has two types of key boards, a rubbery one and a hard one. I think this will beat the Ipad in sale, if the price is right.

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  133. Briggs R Says:

    I think the tablet is really cool. I would love to have one but it cost alot of money. It is really cool becase you have a keyboard. I think it we sell well.

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  134. Caitlin K Says:

    I think the tablet was a really good idea.I all so think it was smart to put two screans at the same time. I all so think it will sell well be cause you can do two thing at the same time.

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  135. Amaya W. Says:

    This device is basically the ideal tablet with the detachable keyboard and the brand new Windows 8. As most people have the most modern tablet, the iPad, it might take a little time for the one to be more popular because of the fact a lot of people already have the iPad and don’t want to buy one for a while. Overall, I think this a substantial device and will become the better one, instead of the iPad, in the next few years!

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  136. Ella M Says:

    That is like so much better than the iPad. That just makes me want to get it. The iPad does not come with any extras but that surface does. What makes the key broad so thin? Why is the Xbox glass? I have don’t know much but I still want it!!! Thanks for sowing Me.

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  137. Delina B Says:

    I think that the Microsoft Surface is really cool but I still think that the iPad is much better. What I don’t like about the Microsoft Surface is that it has all those color block things I thing that is really annoying. I also wonder what the Xbox thing. I fell like the Ipad is going to have a more variety of games.

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  138. Lindsay S. Says:

    Having more memory might be helpful when you have a lot of music, are a serious game, and with downloading documents from work. Also if you needed to finish a school project you could just downloading it from the USB ports. Having two apps open at a time will help when with writing notes for a video if you need to.

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  139. Jared C. Says:

    I think this will be a bit better than the iPad. The reason i say that is because you don’t have to buy the keyboard. Another reason i say that it because it has over sixty more GB’s than the iPad. Good job Microsoft!

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  140. drake m Says:

    I think this device is going to be amazing. I would buy it but my parents don’t want any thing to do with pc stuff. But this thing is really the future. Especially with the fold out keyboard this is a top notch piece of equiptment

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  141. Calvin b Says:

    How does Microsoft create durability products like both products?I would like to see what Xbox glass is.I enjoy there products.

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  142. Stephen E Says:

    The surface looks amazing but i don”t know how it will compete against any of the apple devices. I think the of the surface will draw people into buying. One good question though is, how durable is it, and is it simple to use or is it complicated.

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  143. Devin M Says:

    will they make cases for the surface. Or is just so durable that it will not need a case. what would happen if u dropped it would it crack? will it have a camera so that we can take pictures with, or will we only be able to sync pictures.

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  144. Reece R Says:

    The surface looks great! Microsoft did an amazing job on it, but the question still stands, “Is it better than the IPad?” The accesories are good but i thing they should add a case for the back. The surface will most definatly be a HUGE sucsess.

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  145. Alyssa G Says:

    The surface is cool i am really not a tablet person because i cant hold those kinds of big things but it is pretty cool it seems like the keyboard is pretty cool.

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  146. Mia A. Says:

    How is more gigabits going to help the surface? I know I would buy the surface-if i had the money;but is it really going to be a big hit I mean lots of people already have an I-Pad.

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  147. Anna Teer B. Says:

    Wow! The Surface looks amazing! I can’t wait for it to come out, the only thing that I am worried about is it durable? Is it going to be tablet wars against Apple and Microsoft? Apple’s IPad has 3 versions, but they would get hot if you were on it to long. I would choose the Surface over the IPad any day!

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  148. Anonymous Says:

    The surface is pretty cool I can see it is very durable and way stronger than the ipad. It will save you lots of money because it comes with a keyboard and you have to pay for the keyboard if you have an ipad.

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  149. Ayman R Says:

    what is the Xbox smart glass? How heavy is the table thingy? how much memory does the table have?

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  150. Carson B Says:

    i would love to buy this but im wondering what the price is. if its really expensive i dont think anyone will want to buy it. i also love how you can get it in different colors because the i pad, you can only get white or black. the kick stand seems much easyier to work with. it looks more durable and easy to use.

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  151. will b Says:

    This seems like an awesome idea but how all this possible

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  152. Haydn L Says:

    I think this is going to be better then the Ipad because it comes with a key board. With the Ipad you have to buy it sepratley. Its also bigger. But i have a question whats the xbox glass thing? Also is going to be durable unlike the Ipad?

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  153. jude Says:

    I dont like it because i could buy a gaming rig. Why should i spend money on something that does less than a laptop. My laptop has a bigger screen and runs things better than that tablet. I don not like tablets.

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  154. Anonymous Says:

    I think that the Surface will be the better out of the two. It has more memory and just more cooler things in general the the Ipad. The surface looks AWESOME!

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  155. Macey Says:

    i think this is a really cool and innovative idea, i was especially wowed by the idea proposed in the restaurants. It takes so long to order and get your food that this would be such a good idea to speed things up a bit. I can’t wait until the surface comes out it sounds so cool, almost cooler than the ipad, because it does use Microsoft operating systems, so instead of having to transfer all of your school work you can use the same system as Voyager, how cool will that be!

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  156. Chaz F Says:

    I know most people already said this, but if you have an ipad, why would you switch? plus, the Surface is at least 20 times more expensive then the Ipad. so why would you want to spend at least 20 times more money then the good ol’ ipad? everything might me, nice and thin, but the REAL question is, can it withstand as much as the IPad?

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  157. Syd H Says:

    i think that the surface is better than the ipad and im exsided to see it. also it comes in collers and i would buy it. the surface also has a key board.

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  158. Bella M Says:

    I think that the Surface Tablet is really cool and a great idea, I think I like it better than the I-Pad, but i’m not sure if the tablet will be the best. Alot of people have I-Pad’s already and I’m not sure if the Surface Tablet will be as big as the I-Pad. I like the Surface Tablet the best.

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    • Kalista K. Says:

      I also think that the tablet is really cool and and an awesome idea. I agree, that most people do have iPad’s and the Apple brand has gotten their word out a lot so now a lot of people have iPad’s and don’t want to get another tablet. I also like the Surface tablet the best.

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  159. Kalista K. Says:

    I think that the Surface is an awesome invention! Technology has come a long way and is helping many people in their jobs and for entertainment. I believe that the Surface from Microsoft will do better than the iPad. I think having the attachable keyboard is easier to use than the touchscreen on the iPad. The many options of color are also more entertaining than a black or white.

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    • Anonymous Says:

      I agree with you the Tablet is a very great invention, and technology has came a long way. I’m not sure if it will be bigger than the I-Pad.

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    • Alayna C. Says:

      I also think that the tablet is a very cool idea!

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    • Bella M Says:

      I agree it is a very good invention, I also think technology has came a long way. I still think the I-Pad will be bigger than the tablet though.

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  160. Stephen T. Says:

    I think the Microsoft Surface is way better because they already had better technology than apple. I bet it will come to stores, Best Buy will be the first ones to have it but it will get bought really quick. I think alot of people will get the microcsoft surface.I think it will be a big battle of microsoft and apple.

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  161. Morgan B Says:

    I think the iPad will still be the most liked between the two. Mostly because Apple is better known. I think the Surface is a great Idea but Apple launched the iPad first and the Surface will fall along with the other tablets that are runner up next to the iPad. It looks awesome though.

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    • Bella M Says:

      I also think that since the I-Pad is better known so more people will have it, but once the tablet gets big there will be something else better!

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    • Chaz F Says:

      I agre with you Morgan. iPad as released first, and since it was one of the first tablets, apple made a big jump. but i also have to disagree with what they just made. they made a tablet, the size of a table. it can figure out what is on top of it with a couple infrared cameras. so they are really butting heads like they always are, Microsoft ad Apple. so im not sure who will triumph.

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    • Mary Bowen B. Says:

      I also think a bunch of people already have an i pad so there will not be many people buying the surface. It’s also pretty expensive. And apple seems to be a better known brand for tablets.

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  162. Ciara M Says:

    I think this tablet is a good idea, however the IPad will still be the best seller. I believe the IPad will still be on top because its all about name brands with most people. Plus everyone already has a IPad so why would they switch to this tablet for the same amount of money? I am a fan of apple products, i have an IPhone and an IPad which i both use alot and love. The IPad also has attachable key boards, and why would you want to run two apps at the same time?

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    • Morgan B Says:

      I think you made SEVERAL great points. Great thinking 🙂

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    • Jake S Says:

      Another point to why it might not be the best choice is the apps. The iPad has an immense app store where as another tablet like the ones that use amazon app store has a whole lot less selection. So, will it even have such a wide variety of selection?

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    • Jacob C. Says:

      Some people haven’t bought an I Pad yet. So the people that are looking for a new tablet might get the Microsoft one. I am not sure what side they might be on because Apple and Microsoft both sound convincing.

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    • Jordan C. Says:

      I see what you mean when you say that the IPad will still be a bestseller. Everything you said makes sense but to me you seem to have forgotten something. People want the future and thats the surface. It will need some takeoff time though.

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  163. Jacob C. Says:

    I think that the I Pad will have competision, but not for long. I believe that the I Pad will react fast and make something new and it will be better than the Microsoft tablet. I think that the Microsoft tablet is really cool, but I Pad has also had a key pad. I don’t think that the Microsoft tablet will be popular for a long time.

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  164. Zekhaiya R Says:

    I think everyone should get one of these. Ipads will be over ruled by the surface. I dont think their will be anything better. I dont think their is anything better because they put all the other tablets ideas and made it better.

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  165. Stephen J. Says:

    I think this replaces the ipad. The surface is way better. It is better because it has a keyboard. Anther reason is because the screen is bigger.

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  166. Rhys R. Says:

    I thought it was cool. I think the Microsoft will be on top with the surface. Because it will have more memory space. And it will be more like a laptop(but i’m not relay a taplet person)

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  167. Alayna C. Says:

    I think that the new microsoft surface beats the Ipad by a long shot. I like how you can have a keyboard that magnetically connects to it. I also like how its sort of similar to a mini laptop. The microsoft surface is the most technical thing yet! (besides the Ipad)

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  168. Jordan C. Says:

    I think the surface looks amazing. I hope it’s in stores soon and at a reasonable price. If it’s too much then apple will continue to rule the tablet world just because apple is a trusted brand and everyone knows it works. So while there’s a chance that the surface will be able to take over the tablet world odds are low that it will take off in my mind.

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    • Brock M. Says:

      Jordan, Microsoft is also a trusted brand, they were the ones to first develop the things we call computers. While I agree people feel apple products work well and are free of viruses or spyware, i think they have an equal chance of success in the tablet world.

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  169. Mary Bowen B. Says:

    I think that the i pad and the windows surface are much alike. Just by looking at them i think the i pad looks much eaiser. I do think the surface could be much more helpful for people who work. Just because it holds more data and it costs less. I do think the I pad will have some competition.

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  170. Brooke H. Says:

    Well, the Surface really is something, but I’m worried about both it’s price and durability. I mean, I’m sure the price’ll fit for it’s amazing capabilities, but for 700-some dollars to break within the first hour due to say a dog or a sibling, what a shame that’d be, you know? What I’m really worried about, though, is that keyboard. I hope it’s not as fragile as it looks!
    …But I can’t deny the fact it looks like a dang good tablet otherwise. (But I think it’ll be out of my price-range, yeah.)

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  171. Brock M. Says:

    Can’t wait till it’s released, definately gonna try to get one! This looks totally awesome, way better than the ipad. The kick stand/ keyboard give it the extra edge the iPad doesn’t have. I wonder if Apple might change their iPad after microsoft releases the surface, just saying.

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  172. Adam P Says:

    I like the microsoft surface better than the ipad. i think it is cool because you can take off the keypad. It has an Xbox smart glass on it. you can have two apps on one screen at the same time.

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  173. Robbie H. Says:

    I think the ipad is better because they have plenty of apps and is user friendly. I think it is cool but i like my ipad better. I does everything i want it to. Microsoft did do a cool thing by the kickstand though.

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  174. Luke G Says:

    i think this is cool but way to exspencive. I like this but i like the ipad better. I think they are very smart to make one of these. If i didnt cost as much i would buy it. It cost alot a couple of years ago but i bet it cost mor now.

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  175. Chase S. Says:

    I think that they are very smart. But the the only reason i would not buy it is because it is way to exspensive. If it did not cost as much people might actually buy it. But other than that it is really cool and could bring in millions. So make it cost like 1,000 and that would be way better and you,d be rich.

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  176. Delaney H. Says:

    I think that this is going to be something big that a lot of people will love and buy. It might be expensive, but spending all that money will be worth it. Depending on all the things it can do it might rule out the iPad. If it can do different things faster than the iPad it definitely will. But if it costs a lot more than the iPad not as many people will buy it.

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  177. Anna M. Says:

    I think it’s cool but, i would prefer to use an Ipad. I mean, yes, the surface is probably better but I’m much more used to apple products. I use my ipod more than i use Microsoft word. Plus, there is a way you can attach a keyboard to the Ipad. The surface may rain supreme but I’m sticking to what I like.

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  178. Blake G Says:

    I already have an iPad & i like it very much. I think Apple will stay on top. People will buy the Surface but not a lot. Apple shouldn’t have any thing to worry about.

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    • Adam p Says:

      I disagree blake, i like the surface better because it has xbox smart glass on it. It will be able to pull up two apps at the same time. anyways the surface will be better.

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  179. Chaz F Says:

    Well I still really like this, but i cant decide from the Surface, and the IPad. they really are competing for the top.

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  180. Chaz F Says:

    I relly like this its a cool step up from the ipad. i think that apple has more competion when they released this. dang. if only it wasnt $5 -$10 thousand. Maybe i could get it in about a decade or so. If the price ever goes down.

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    • Anna M. Says:

      Do you get an allowance?

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      • Anna M. Says:

        What do you think about the whole entire surface though? I mean, it is a good tablet, i”ll give Microsoft that but, what do you think about the whole entire thing? Do you think it has good durability? Do you think the keyboards are going to last? Do you think having two things on screen would be better?

  181. ty Says:

    I think it is awesome. I want too get it. I think microsoft should come out with a smartphone.

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  182. Sloane F. Says:

    I think the Surface is a great idea. The way they took a bunch of different electronics and put them together is a really fun way of doing it. I like that you can play two apps at once! And that the key board is so thin and light will help a lot with traveling so I think it great!

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  183. alex T Says:

    I think the surface was a good idea.But I don’t think it will be as good as the iPad.The iPad is really easy to use.

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  184. Xavier D Says:

    I think the surface is going to be better than the iPad because you can play on 2 apse.
    I like that it is liter than the iPad and that it has a bigger tablet.

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  185. Alexa S. Says:

    i think the surface tablet is so cool.I like how you can take it off the keyboard and how you can keep two games on at the same time.That will help me with my two brothers.

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  186. David W Says:

    the surface is pretty cool. Because the video showed that is really light and a kickstand wich is really good because you wont have to lay it down on a bad suface.

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  187. Starr M Says:

    I think the surface will have more buyers than the iPad because it has more features. I would get the light weight keyboard

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  188. Kamryn B Says:

    I want on one i have a IPad but this sounds much more better that the IPad because the new microsoft comes with a keyboard. I think it is cool that they come in different colors than just white and black like the IPad.

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  189. kollin b. Says:

    The surface is going to be better than the ipad because it’s bigger has a key pad built in.
    Also comes in differnet colors. Also it will run faster.

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  190. Averie B Says:

    I love it because its so skinny you can put it any where. It also comes with a keyboard witch is so cool. you can get it in some really cool colors.

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  191. Courtney L Says:

    I think the surface will challenge the iPad because it has more to offer like the keyboard, and the kick-stand.It also can hold more storage for apps. The iPad for sure has a challenger.

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  192. Taylor M Says:

    At first I wanted a ipad but when I saw the surface I told my self I wanted one. I wanted one because I like how a small key borad comes with it !

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  193. Sam D. Says:

    The surface is very cool because it is bigger and weighs less . It is also very cool because you can have two apps playing at the same time

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  194. Trevor. M Says:

    So far by what I’ve seen i like it. It may even become supreme over iPad. I’m not really a tablet person so it does’t matter to me that much.

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  195. Ali H. Says:

    I think it looks like a lot of people will like it because of how skinny it is. I really want a blue or pink one. I like it better than the iPad because it looks like it can do a lot more than the iPad.

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  196. Jeremy D Says:

    it was really thoughtful and creative because its just like a laptop and i thought that the keyboard was.cool i can’t wait to get it.

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  197. Alexa S. Says:

    The surface seems really cool. I like how you can take it off of the keyboard and how you can have two games on the screen at one time.That will help me with the two brothers I have.

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  198. Ellen D Says:

    The Surface was very neat and clean. It was pretty and well designed. I also want to know more about how the Surface works. I hope I can try out the Surface too.

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  199. Marissa H Says:

    I;m not really a tablet person at all. But i like how it comes in different colors i think there pretty. Also its still carrying around alot of weight you don;t really need because why do you have to use the keyboard? that is my question.

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  200. Austin C Says:

    i like the way it is built. Its just like a mini computer.

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  201. peter t Says:

    it looks cool i would buy it whats the price
    it comes with a key unlike the ipad

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  202. Caleb F. Says:

    The surface looks amazing. It seems just as good or better than the ipad. I like that it has a kick stand and a keyboard.

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    • Madison B. Says:

      I think that the surface is awesome and it looks amazing and the good thing about it is that the keyboard and stuff comes with it but with apple you have to buy all of that stuff separate and all that money adds up but if the surface is not at a good price apple will still have the lead! 🙂

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      • Hailey Y. Says:

        I agree Madison B. too pricey:$

      • Tylah H. Says:

        I think apple is great. All of my electronics come from there but the surface tablet wins. It has so many better things then the iPad like the colors they have,the screen,its keyboard and especially being able to have split screen.The iPad is awesome and everything but i just think the surface tablet wins i do have a question about the surface though. Will they get cheaper?

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