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It or quit more -- fox -- taken here it is Microsoft's brand new surface to contesting it for about a week now.
And I wanna give you my thoughts -- -- Microsoft admitted last week that Artie was confusing so they drop the name no more windows RT it's now surface to however.
Underneath the kick stand on the back.
Called windows RT.
More on the confusing part of all of this in a moment but first let's look at the hardware.
Slightly lighter than the previous version of the surface comes with magnesium silver it has to kick stand that you.
Either loved or hated from the first -- -- now has two positions for taller people.
And smaller people.
It also has the detachable keyboard option you're gonna pay over a hundred dollars -- for the extra keyboard.
And with some of the office suite of apps that are now running on the new surface you're gonna want that keyboard so tack on that extra hundred bucks when -- check out.
Start in the back we have a new five megapixel camera which.
Does pretty well in low light in conditions.
And the power button up here at the top.
Around here on the side.
You have the power source he had USB three point -- and that's really fast data transfers.
You have one of two new speaker outputs.
On the surface HD video out.
Up and down volume rocker headphone Jack and the other speaker and an expandable SD card slot.
Let's talk about the overall hardware.
And the surface with 32 gigabytes of storage.
The only problem is that the operating system takes up sixteen gigabytes of storage so you're left with about sixteen gigabytes -- you're gonna want to maybe go for that 64 gigabytes.
To allow for that extra spacing larger.
Let's start with a screen resolution this new surface has a 1080.
So you're certainly -- -- notice that photos.
And text that -- they're calling -- clear type foliage the internals are nice to you'll notice fastest growing thanks to the tegra four processor.
Videos load faster all around a much faster machine.
Also in my testing noticed a battery life is significant improvement over ten hours of battery life compared to last year's battery life about eight hours.
Let's talk about some of the software.
Comes preloaded with office home and student and that's where I think you really don't want the extra keyboard -- -- -- -- over a hundred dollars for because who wants to do and excel spreadsheet with a -- They've also built Skype.
Into the new software and it works well at 3.5 megapixel front facing camera.
Microsoft is really try to step in with their developers have all but abandoned the RT platform putting in their own -- and applications.
On this device.
And most of the applications of course if you load.
Come right through the windows store.
So you have to launch the store.
Find the -- you want.
And download them that way.
If you're still not a fan of windows eight software and then there's not going to be much different here you're still gonna find the same frustration.
I mentioned some of the confusion and Microsoft admitted that customers were having with the naming of surface RT.
-- hasn't changed in fact now that they've dropped RT from the name.
I think it may be even more confusing so -- -- this surface to.
What consumers may or may not know is that they're getting a lighter version of the windows eight desktop operating system.
They should've called it windows tablet so that people knew the difference that they -- -- surface -- to.
They get the full fledged windows eight point one desktop experience.
So they can download Photoshop they can download third party applications they can download legacy applications like from windows XP or Windows 7.
They can download iTunes from apple.
You can't do that on the surface to.
I hope the high school kid at best buy can help explain that to customers when they come in because I'm even have a difficult time explaining -- to you.
I think this is a hail Mary pass for Microsoft they need to windows surface -- T formerly -- now surface -- to be a success.
Third party developers though aren't really rushing to this platform.
-- the holes that Microsoft is feeling what their own -- be enough.
We will see at launch let me know your thoughts on Clayton Morris on Twitter you have any questions about the new windows surface to not RT.
You can ask -- -- we'll see next.
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