Microsoft launches new tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad

Microsoft recently unveiled plans for their new tablet computer, called “Surface.”

Surface will be similar in size and price to the latest iPad, and will be released in conjunction with Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, in the fall.  It will be Windows-compliant, include a USB port and a kickstand to hold it upright, and incorporate a magnetic cover that can be used as a touch keyboard.

There are no details yet available about its pricing or availability in Canada.  Stay tuned!

A reminder that you can borrow Windows or Mac laptops for 48 hours at the loans desk of almost all of McGill’s branch libraries.  A number of iPads are available to borrow for a one-week period.

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