An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft has announced an October 26 release date for it's brand new Surface tablet. The release of it's ARM version will conincide with Windows 8 and is set to be either the start of something great or something worrying for Microsoft.
Surface is the first device of it kind to be manufactured by Microsoft and is seen by many as a risk considering the tech giant is only entering the tablet arena some 2 years later that most of it's competitiors.
The new device will run Windows 8 which has been aimed mostly at the touch market. The new OS has also be generating a lot of press recently. The all new interface represents new ground for Microsoft and has received mixed reactions.
The idea of blending a tablet and PC operating system seems to be the biggest issue along with the company's trandemark Start menu disappearing.
The firm recently showed off Office 2013for the new OS and it is safe to say it looks pretty good, whether it is enough to tempt users to upgrade remains to be seen.
No pricing has been announced for Surface yet, but Microsoft has been reassuring fans it will be a "competitive" with other tablets."
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