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Microsoft Surface tablet handles 7 USB gadgets at a time in this video

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Microsoft Surface tablet handles 7 USB gadgets at a time in this video
You know what the Microsoft Surface tablet has that the iPad doesn't? Everyone who answered "a full-sized USB port" deserves a thumbs-up! That notable feature lets the owner connect a USB thumb drive to the device or even hook up a keyboard and a mouse with the help of a USB hub. 

Yet the guys at Channel Metro decided to take things to the next level and have some fun along the way. While checking out their Microsoft Surface tablet, they connected not one, not two, but 7 different gadgets to the device! 

Actually, there were a total of 8 gadgets hooked up to the tablet, if we take the 7-port USB hub they used into account. The rest were a 2TB external hard drive, an HP printer, an iPod, a Nokia X3-02, an XBOX 360 controller, a 2GB USB thumb drive, and the receiver for a wireless mouse.

Check out the video below if you want to see the Microsoft Surface in action while listening to tech jargon in Italian!

source: Channel Metro (YouTube) via Microsoft News

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posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:45

1. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


even on my computer i don't plug in over 4 USB plugs. mouse, keyboard printer and micro USB cable

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:58 4

3. nick_halden007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


that's totally awesome :)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:33 3

4. XYZ360 (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


Quite impressive

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:35 4

5. whencatsruletheworld (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I really really impressed. I dont even use more than 4 usb ports on my desktop.

Cant wait to get the Microsoft Surface Pro!!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:34 2

8. whencatsruletheworld (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I'm**

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:53 4

6. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


"You know what the Microsoft Surface tablet has that the iPad doesn't? Everyone who answered "a full-sized USB port" deserves a thumbs-up! " AND AND a kickstand!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:06 3

7. tigermcm (Posts: 744; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


get that ipod outta there lol

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 10:09 2

9. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


I can vouch for this. I have a 7port USB hub that I used to use with my laptop, I plugged it into the surface and, after a little loading of drivers, everything worked like a charm. absolutely great device!!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 10:21 1

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


This is becoming better than a lappy...

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 18:38

11. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Technically if theyre USB 2.0 it can handle 127 devices from that one port. Not saying it won't be laggy, but technically possible'

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 04:23

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Great.. windows RT gets a thumbs up from me

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 15:46

14. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


and the race is on to find the power cord while u watch ur battery bar rapidly drain....whos gonna win!

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 16:02

15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1119; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The Surface RT is the New tablet on the block and it needs hordes and hordes of new apps to make it a hit that will take time folks but Microsoft will continue to improve it's performance to stay in the game. next years RT will be the bomb it will have at least 95 % of the bugs of the First year model worked out of it to make it a nice APPS ONLY.TABLET COMPUTER. which the Ipads and the Android tablets are. FOLKS stay sharp and
please remember that Windows RT Tablet computers run only the APPS that are in it's STORE it does have a special type of Windows office software in it but it will not run the Windows 7, Vista , XP or windows 2000, or windows NT programs that are used in PC desktops and Laptop Server computers if you can deal with that buy a Windows RT. Folk only the "Windows 8" and the" Windows 8 PRO" tablets can run all
Windows desktop laptop server programs somebody said they can run windows 95 programs if that is true WOW!

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