It's wide

The Microsoft Surface is an integral part of the company's risky Windows experiment. Here you can see a clear view of the operating system's Start screen using the interface formerly known as "Metro." Metro is innovative and powerful, but its high learning curve will discourage more than a few of you. Read full review
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Kick it!

Surface's built-in kickstand tilts it back about 10 degrees. Read full review
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Ports

From left: a speaker grille, Micro-HDMI, and a full-size USB 2.0 port. Read full review
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A hidden one

The microSD port is hidden quite effectively under the kickstand. Read full review
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And the rest

From top: another speaker grille, headphone jack, and a very clicky volume rocker. Read full review
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'Crunch!'

This is what causes that satisfying crunch sound when the Surface's keyboard cover connects with its body. Read full review
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Breakfast?

The Touch Cover takes a lot of getting used to, but it works well once you do. Read full review
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Stuck

The Touch Cover attaches strongly to the Surface's body. Just don't swing it too wildly. Read full review
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On top of the lap

The Surface is definitely at its best on a flat desk or table, but it works fairly well on a lap, too. Just don't hunch over it. Read full review
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Folds

The cover folds comfortably back and out of the way when it needs to. Ah, overcast San Francisco morning, how I've missed you. Read full review
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Colors

The Touch Cover comes in five colors. Read full review
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The back

The black version of the Touch Cover sports a nice soft bottom. Read full review
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Packed up

And so ends our tour. The Surface and its Touch Cover is all packed up and ready to go. Read full review
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