Gigantic 12-foot tall Microsoft Surface 2 tablet appears in central London
Curious how large that screen is? How about 383 inches in diagonal. That's about 36 times larger than the actual Surface 2 tablet.
The whole instalment stands tall at London’s historic Trafalgar square and was built in just 12 hours. The impressive new landmark is a great marketing trick, but what’s even better is that the giant screen is controlled by a single Surface tablet. Microsoft employees are of course wandering around with blue shirts and equipped with tablets to show interested passers-by.
Hey, and we already know Microsoft has an affinity for things tall and large like its gigantic Windows Phone or its earlier giant events with DJ deadmau5. Now, it’s just right in the center of London city, not bad for marketing, is it?
source: The Next Web
18. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Yeah smaller Bezel so we can hold it more awkwardly!
2. saffant (Posts: 184; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
That's pretty cool, but realistically only a fool would buy this over the Lumia 2520... unless of course you HAVE to have it right away.
5. YuLeven (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Well, I quite agree that the Lumia 2520 is great, but I see some compelling things in the Surface 2. For me, that would be two years of 200GB in beautifully integrated Sky Drive (since Windows 8.1, I abandoned Dropbox and GDrive entirely), a full year of free Skype international calls and the US$50 of difference between them.
For the Lumia I see the great design, camera and LTE, unfortunately the latter means little to me, as I prefer to tether it from my phone.
I'm not quite sure which one I would get today, but what I can say of both is that Windows RT really surprised me. Absolutely thrilling for a study machine, great for multimedia. I don't miss the thousands of apps of asian girls breasts, farting and cats I left on my last OS. Specially because there are good sites for asian breasts out there!
11. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
Here maps, navigation, transit, lens, drive (offline with voice), nokia camera apps, and nokia music?
19. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
"Here maps, navigation, transit, lens, drive (offline with voice), nokia camera apps, and nokia music?"
I'm torn between both tablets but:
My lumia 920 has Here maps, navigation, transit, lens, drive (offline with voice), nokia camera apps, and nokia music.
I don't use Nokia Music since I have a Zune(XBOX) Music pass.
The Surface offers the expandability of the blades. It's what has me thinking of grabbing the Surface 2.
Both are very well made devices. You aren't loosing by going either way.
12. Beijendorf (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Microsoft are rather good friends with NSA.
You can bet the Skydrive is monitored as an American cloud service.
Microsoft forced Skype calls/text to pass through their centralised servers so that NSA could monitor them (this was impossible before the Microsoft takeover due to the de-centralised and encrypted network of Skype).
American cloud services are laughable for anyone who values their privacy today. It's like saying you can get a wonderful house with a grand garden... Only it's in the middle of a minefield with lepers as your neighbours.
22. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Who isn't friends with the NSA? It's sad but it's the Social world we live in. From our service providers to our OS of choice to our social media accounts.
25. Beijendorf (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
There's a difference between being friends with and actively working with NSA for ones own gain, and being coerced through blackmailing via secret courts.
Some smaller companies simply shut down rather than allow NSA to destroy their privacy services. Microsoft didn't - they actively tried to claim the NSA rewards at the cost of their users. I wouldn't trust Microsoft to handle the excrements of my pets, let alone my private information.
26. YuLeven (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 May 2013)
I think that my personal information is as useful for anyone, let alone the government, as cow dung.
Why all this paranoia? We're safe, all the lolies pics are hidden in the basement.
28. Beijendorf (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
I don't need to explain why I have the right to privacy, that's the point of privacy. People should stay the F out of your or my personal life.
20. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
A fool? I think both are excellent devices. The advantage the Surface has though is expandability in standard USB ports and the blades concept. With MS Surface 2 and Nokia 2520 whoever wins you win!
4. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Would be more impressed if the 12 foot version was touch screen. Dont know of any company who's done anything like that. Would actually go there if it was touchscreen.
10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1761; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
who ever built 12 foot touch Screen O_o centainly MS dont manufecture
7. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Integrate the Start button permanently and I might think about buying one.
16. Shatter (Posts: 1745; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Its there but it goes to the metro. If Microsoft would restore it I would actually consider switching to windows 8...
I know there are programs like open shell but they are buggy.
23. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
The Start button is better the way it is now. Right click on the Start button to get quick access to the stuff I used it for anyway, Control Panel stuff.
9. VLaRueC (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
An article not mentioning Apple or Android....something is wrong at Apple Arena today...
14. LikeMyself (Posts: 62; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Great advertisement for a great overpriced product.
Can only hope some Mac fanatics don't crap on it :)
17. Shatter (Posts: 1745; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I can't imagine a mac tablet. Those would be so overpriced like $2000+
27. pookiewood (Posts: 461; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I can see the announcement:
Tim Cook: The Mac Tablet will be released on November the 8th this year and the price is only........OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAANNNNNDDDD!!!!!!!!!
15. Sauce (Posts: 728; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
This is awesome! It would be even more awesome if the actual life sized surface was interactive !:)
21. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Nicer. . They should put one, outside the apple store lol