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Check out the behind the scene decisions made in the making of the Microsoft Surface

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Check out the behind the scene decisions made in the making of the Microsoft Surface
With the Microsoft Surface about to launch on October 26th, now would be a good time to go back and see how Microsoft came to some of the decisions it made in designing the tablet. Why use the Vapour Magnesium build? Did the engineers manage to reach their goal to produce an extremely thin tablet and keyboard dock? Originally, the group working on the keyboard was told that it could not be made as thin as they wanted it. But after spending hours on it, the final design came in 1mm thinner than initially desired.

Ads for the tablet debuted last night on Monday Night Football and Apple is apparently feeling threatened enough to try to derail Microsoft's media buzz by holding an event for its Apple iPad mini tablet on October 23rd, just three days before the Redmond gang's slates are scheduled to, uh, surface. And regardless if you need a machine to take on the road as an extension of your office, or just want something for playing games or viewing video, the Microsoft Surface has you covered.

Will the decisions made by Microsoft's design team help them put a dent in the Apple iPad's hefty marketshare? Stay tuned.

source: MicrosoftNews via WMPoweruser

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