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.
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.
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.