Kudos to Microsoft for what appears to be a bold move. Microsoft Surface, announced tonight, is a new class of handheld computer that’s mostly touch screen, but with a removable cover that doubles as an ultra-thin keyboard. It’s a Windows 8 tablet with a side order of laptop.
Ship date? Not today. The devices will feature Windows 8, which is expected around October.
Price? Not announced, but I would guess $999. The press release says the suggested retail price for Microsoft Surface will be “competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC.”