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June 19th, 2012
05:45 AM ET

Is Microsoft's Surface an iPad killer? Felicia Taylor looks at what could make the new tablet attractive to buyers

LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) - Upending one of the world's most successful business strategies over the past three decades, Microsoft has developed a Windows tablet computer of its own design.

The company on Monday unveiled the Surface, a PC tablet that runs a yet-to-be released version of its Windows operating system called Windows 8. The device is the first commercial PC that Microsoft has directly designed and sold.

The tablet features many of the now-standard tablet specs, including a 10.6 inch high-definition touchscreen and front and rear facing cameras, which all fit into a 9.3 millimeter, 1.5-pound frame.

But Surface also brings some new innovations to the tablet space. The device's cover, for instance, flips down to become a full keyboard. It features a rigid case built from magnesium, a pen that clicks into the tablet and a built-in kickstand.

This morning on "Early Start," Felicia Taylor looks at the new features on the not-yet-released Surface, and whether it will give Apple stiff competition in tablet sales.


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