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Inside Scoop: Microsoft's Surface tablet
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Inside Scoop: Microsoft's Surface tablet

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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.

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