This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Inside Scoop: Microsoft's Surface tablet
About Video Transcript

Inside Scoop: Microsoft's Surface tablet

2:20 /

CNET Senior Editor Eric Franklin talks to Dan Farber about what it was like to get his hands on Microsoft's new tablet.

I'm Dan Farber editor at CNET and I'm joined by Eric Franklin. From CNET reviewer who was at the service -- Benton. What were your impressions it -- -- it was more of a preannouncement. Announcement of an actual product right well they didn't touch it so. I guess I prove something. I got a very brief time to -- with in this kind of back room -- all -- funnel into this back room in groups of seven. And there are like four stations that they -- each each station went into that aspect of surface at one station to get a chance to spend maybe twenty seconds with. The surface tablet where -- -- around a little bit. Before I was told to -- announcement taxpayers. Did you get any chance to check out the keyboard. I did but it never had a chance to check out the keyboard when was attached to a surface that was actually turn on. Only patients -- -- the key word windows on attached to the surface or -- or is that wasn't an announcement that the complete typing experience which. But -- did -- and a presentation. So what are we need to know before we get a better sense of whether the services are competitive product the iPad or Android devices. A few important things like apps -- battery life price. My -- is going to be competitive with other tablets but we don't know what that means. To me anything -- so until we know what the price is going to be used to we know what -- app supports gonna have until we know how long -- -- the last -- We don't know how competitive is gonna be against the iPad and other social would you characterize this more as -- prototype than an actual real product. Has something that Microsoft is using basically to. Freeze the market today don't don't buy those -- right now wait for this windows -- system to come up. I think -- of it has every intent to release surface but I think that. It also can work says that it can coming galvanize. You know. Manufacturers who -- working on windows eight tablets to be like. Hey what we -- -- half past it but we've seen -- surfaced in -- -- subsequent full -- on this thing so mean we should step up our game and come out with real actual. Cool tablet. Well Eric I hope you get your hands on one of those service unit soon and we'll come back and talk to you -- hope so -- important current. For CNET I'm Dan Farber thanks for watching.

New releases

As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine...
2:55 October 20, 2014
Apple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX,...
32:24 October 20, 2014
On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter,...
Play video
Free up space in iCloud
2:10 October 20, 2014
Running out of cloud storage and don't want to pay for more? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how free up space...
Play video
Halloween how-tos
11:01 October 20, 2014
In this week's episode of The Fix, we show you how to make your own motion-activated light for Halloween decorating,...
Play video
Kindle Voyage: Amazon's best e-reader...
2:15 October 20, 2014
Although it starts at a pricey $199, the Kindle Voyage's slim design, sharper display and even better lighting...
Play video
DeLorean DMC 12: Still awesome,...
13:18 October 20, 2014
The DeLorean DMC is one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century. XCAR got behind the wheel and charts...
Play video
Netbooks: What were we thinkin...
4:00 October 20, 2014
These oft-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in the...
Play video
This umbrella shoots air to keep...
5:41 October 17, 2014
This week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you...
Play video