Microsoft Surface Event (Subtitles Available)


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Transcript:
Well good afternoon and welcome
I want to thank everybody
uh... for joining us for today's event.
The past several years it has seen great change
uh... in the industry
in great innovations coming from Microsoft.
We've helped usher a new era of cloud computing,
we've embraced mobility
we're redefining communications in attempting to transform entertainment
in all that we have done.
Windows is the heart
and soul
of Microsoft.
From Windows PCs
to Windows Servers, Windows phones and Windows 8zure.
Windows is proving to be
the most flexible general-purpose software
ever created.
Spurring on an ecosystem
of unrivaled success.
When Microsoft was founded
our vision was bold and broad,
a computer on every desk
and in every home.
And while certainly
we are optimist to the core
Windows has exceeded
even our most optimistic predictions.
It now powers well over one
billion
PCs
from desktops to laptops
the ATMs, the NASA workstations, and more...
in homes,
in businesses, in schools
and in governments
literally around the world.
With Windows 8 we've re-imagined
the Windows product.
We've re-imagine Windows from the chipset
to the user experience,
the power a new generation of PCs
that enable new capabilities
and new scenarios.
We approached the Windows 8 product design
in a forward looking way.
We designed Windows 8
for the world we know
in which most PCs are mobile
and people want access to information
and the ability to create content
from anywhere, anytime.
People wanted to all of that
without compromising
the productivity that PCs
are uniquely known for.
From personal productivity applications to technical applications,
business software,
and literally millions
of other applications
that are written for Windows
that work perfectly
on Windows 8.
We're incredibly gratifying
by the enthusiastic response to Windows 8
from our partners,
our OEM partners,
thousands of developers,
and literally millions of people consumers
who've downloaded our preview.
Excitement is hot
with the new x86 and ARM SOCs support,
the new metro user interface,
and the new store all getting very broad interest.
Today, we wanna add another
piece, another bed of excitement and another piece
to that Windows eight story.
And our foundation
Bill Gates and Paul Allen made a bet...
a bet on software
at the same time it was always clear
that what our software could do
would require us to push hardware,
sometimes in ways that even the makers of the hardware themselves
had yet to envision.
That's the nature of the dynamic between hardware
and software pushing each other
and pulling each other forward.
In fact,
our number one revenue product actually
when i joined Microsoft in 1980
was a hardware product
something known as the Softcard.
Let's just take a little bit
of a look back
at the role of hardware
at Microsoft.
Microsoft has been working with hardware for
thirty years and we have over 3200 hardware patents
one every three days over our
30 years of history
Think about a mouse that was the first
type of input that you would interact with a piece of software.
Being able to work with a GUI in Word
was why the mouse was invented.
piece of hardware that was so uniquely so wonderful that somebody said we can't get this so we were going to do it ourselves.
The #1 selling keyboard
so much built into it.
It's so instrumental in how you work with a computer
Xbox, it's a huge diamond in the gaming market
the same thing we did
30 years ago making software comes to life
we're doing that now with our new product. We're hitting our stride
for sure when it comes to innovation
Developing a product that will touch our customers in a meaningful way
i think this is a really cool
that's the first thing that attracts me to them
A constant evolution, that's what makes this place special. That's what drives us, that's why we come to
work every day. That's why we work so hard. I am personally proud
of the Kinect. We are responsible for an awesome
experience. So when you pull up a gaming device to do that
you control all your design in all
we manufacturer it ourselves. It's about the desire to change the world, to do something else.
What i see coming out of the hardware group, it
blows my mind. As excited as i am about seeing people using a device right
now I'm even more excited about this stuff we're developing for the future.
We believe that any intersection
between
human and machine
can be made better
when all aspects of the experience. Hardware and software
are considered and working together.
Just let's take the mouse as an example
to be successful Windows one oh
really needed
a mouse
So we built one. Early reviews of mice were not very positive
as people struggled to understand the real value.
In fact they actually it was so new that
Canadian customs quarantined the Microsoft Mouse
at the border for four weeks thinking that it was "alive".
Our most successful harbor product has been the xbox
and with Kinect,
we have created a whole new user experience
and now developers are pushing Kinect,
doing more exciting and even cooler things for both
the game console
and for Windows PCs.
This combination of hardware,
software and peripherals in the xbox case
worked together,
to deliver
and absolutely amazing experience.
We see that kind,
that sort of combination working also today
in our PC ecosystem.
We believe in the strength of that ecosystem
of software and hardware companies that work together
to deliver selection and choice
that makes your Windows experience
uniquely your own.
Those partnerships are essential
for the reimagination of Windows.
We've worked with the component companies Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Qualcomm
and Texas Instruments.
Of course, the ultimate landing point of this PC experience
is through our partnerships with OEMs.
HP, Dell
Asus, Acer, Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, Toshiba
and many many more.
They will deliver more PCs to market in the year 2013
than in any previous year.
ITC estimates that number
at 375 million
Windows PCs.
That will ensure
that software developers
and content creators
have a larger number of new systems
to target with their Windows 8 applications
than any other non
phone platform.
However
with Windows 8,
we did not want to leave any scene uncovered.
Much like Windows 1.0 needed the mouse to complete the experience,
we wanted to get Windows 8
its own companion,
hardware innovation
what is
this innovation?
it's something new,
it's something different,
all new family
of computing devices from Microsoft.
This is the new Microsoft Surface.
It embodies the notion
of hardware and software
really
pushing each other.
People do want to create
and consume.
They wanna work
and they wanna play.
They want to be on their account,
they want to be at their desk,
and they want to be on the go.
Surface fulfills that dream
in as a tool
to Surface your passion
to Surface your ideas
to Surface your creativity
and
to Surface your enjoyment.
I really want
you to take the time today
to get to know Microsoft Surface.
so let's now learn more
from Steven Sinofsky
and the Microsoft Surface team.
Just as we've reimagined Windows
we also have a vision reimagining the tablet.
We see a tablet that is designed the way that Windows has been designed.
We see a tablet that represents a unique vision with a seamless expression
of the entertainment and creativity.
A tablet that works and plays the way that you want to
a tablet that's a great PC
a PC that's a great tablet.
A new type of computing
Surface
Surface is a stage for Windows
Surfaces is designed with the software experience to take it
center stage.
Surface is super thin at 9.3 millimeters
it's just thin enough
for this full size usb port
for peripherals or just charging your phone wire at the hotel.
The edges bevel away at 22 degrees so the PC itself fades into the
background.
It feels natural in your hands.
Surface is the first PC
with a full magnesium case.
Three unique process the liquid metal is formed into an ultra rigid,
yet ultralight frame.
It is incredibly strong, airy
at under 1.5 pounds just 676 grams.
and it's finely balanced.
You know we didn't stop there,
the case is one of a kind,
it's a made from a physical vapor deposition process. It results in a
permanent scratch and wear resistance to Surface.
This is a VaporMg case it's the first of a kind and accentuate an unique
feel to the Surface.
Surfaces of course is great for entertainment
has access to all of the Windows 8 apps for music, for video, for XBOX gaming.
We can see here and running Internet Explorer
I can browse smoothly users see great leaders using the using clears right
and have a great experiences with browsing.
it's 10.6 optically bonded widescreen display is custom-designed
built for Surface.
And of course people play games,
i can go and play any of the interesting games that are on the new Windows store
and i can use Surface for using all the sensors that are within Windows 8 as well.
Surface works for all of those games,
movies entertainment look great as well.
Excuse me just a second.
Surface works great for entertainment as well in fact i'm gonna show here for
the first time but very exciting new application.
This is the netflix application
designed specifically for Windows 8.
Note the wide screen you get 30 percent more viewing area and no banding
or letterbox unlike a traditional PC.
I'm happy to show this new netflix application
Designed specifically for Windows 8 with
semantics zoom.
An effort to have this ready at the Windows 8 launch.
I can go here and start a movie
and see it's starting straight to my Surface PC.
Just like you would expect
now it streams so well
Surface these great wifi
Surface is the first tablet to incorporate
dual 2x2 wireless antennas.
That means that provides the very best wifi reception of any tablets today.
Surface is incredibly great for Windows 8 for entertainment PC
and you know we're just getting started.
Today when you've got yourself when you wanna be entertained you have to hold it
you're always sitting in an awkward position there
perhaps you have to choose from a seemingly endless variety of add-on
stands and cases that
solve all relatively simple problem but by adding weight, adding thickness
What if i just want to watch movie or listen to music and do something else?
we think that this should be in integral part of the design
we think that it best and should be integrated so we've built a stand into the
device.
This stand is made of the same vapor mag
as the rest of the case and it's completely integrated into the device
The hinge design
is like that of the finest luxury car
and when not in use it just fades away
no extra weight
no extra thickness no separate add-on it's integrated
just like the software and the hardware integrated into Surface.
And then once you have this kickstand you can sit back and enjoy a truly
hands-free experience
you know you could go and just put the Surface on the table
lay back and watch a movie
and that's really what entertainment should be about with the Surface
but you know Surface is designed to be mobile
we designed Surface to be rugged and and and move around but with VaporMg
and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 you do not need to worry at all
but we know they people prefer to have some sort of cover
a cover that helps to just act like an easy on off switch at least
so Surface has a cover.
We designed to cover to be an integral element of the PC
we built a magnetic connector into the device to hold it very securely
let me attach the cover
here that it's solid
close a cover it's integrated into the device
it's made from a fine
northwest polartec...
It feels great in your hand like a book it just sits there
and we look at the whole Surface on the cover
we challenge ourselves to do more
This cover is just three millimeters combined with Surface,
there is just over 12 mm,
that's less than half an inch.
and we said why not do something with the Surface
why shouldn't we just take the Surface and make it a full multi touch keyboard
this touch cover
it's not just the full multi-touch keyboard
but it's a modern trackpad with left and right buttons
it even has the keys for the Windows 8 metro style UI.
This keyboard
combined with the kickstand form a hallmark for hands on creativity
On average,
typing is twice as efficient as typing on glass
and it's certainly more comfortable.
Now of course the innovative string on-screen keyboard in Windows is still
there and you can mix and match
the choice is really going to be yours
just put them on the table and you've got a great setup.
Let me go here and show you a different Surface
this service is connected to external HDMI
that's built into the device
i'm gonna go here and now i've got the touch cover
connected
Now with front and rear facing cameras,
on this device I can record videos onto the start that camera application
so i can go here and and i could tilt the surrounding angle it so i could see
it
this camera's angle is set
at twenty two degrees.
By angling it twenty two degrees,
everybody at the table their head is perfectly framed into the picture or
when i'm sitting at the seat i can do a snapshot
and i'm perfectly framed
but this device also has Windows on it or Office on it
so i go to the desktop
and there's Word running
now it's really is i could also had using the multitasking capabilities
i can dock
the camera up there
and now i can
reported our interview and take notes
i could record myself and read from my notes
and that it is really cool.
In fact i can even use the usb port
and plug and an external speaker and and microphone
even though it has to a dual LED lights into all speakers built-in
and i think it's super high quality reporting.
And so that's a quick look at at it
the Surface.
Now there's so much more to show you today
now imagine if you will
that we took all of those capabilities of Surface
and we built them so that you get it you could use all the applications that
you're familiar with
you could use photoshop or you could use other applications
those applications would be built
using the latest of the intel core processor
now that in addition to
that Surface that would be releasing today for Windows RT we also have a
Surface that's designed with these latest intel processors
so in addition to working on the Intel processor
were also working with on the Surface
for Windows 8 professional.
i'd like to introduce Mark Angiulo.
who's gonna come up on stage
and show us a little bit of the next generation of the next generation of
Surface. Thank you very much Steven.
I am proud to introduce you to another member of the Surface family this is
Surface for Windows 8 pro.
the Windows ecosystem has always been about choice
and for the millions of professional desktop users out there
people who use their PC everyday to design and create things this is a great
choice for you
it shares the same design principles that steve was talking about it's a
stage for Windows
it shows the same pride in craftsmanship
it's less than two pounds and less than 14 millimeters it's a full PC
now this also have
a clear type display
stevens PC had a clear tape HD this is a clear type full hHD display
and what that means is three things
it's a combination of are very specific pixel geometry
rendering
and optical bonding process that together
create the effect that you and I can't distinguish between the individual
pixels
at normal viewing distances in this case it seventeen inches less than arm's
length.
This clear type display also reduces height
and conserves battery power
at some of the other high performance features you sought to
it's got that dual antenna technology
this is a person tablets
it has dual high-performance antennas
and receivers
so that you get the best wifi performance possible no matter how you
hold it
it also has a chassis it's built out of that same
durable an elegant vapor mag that enables features like that
.7 millimeter thing takes them
less than a millimeter
it's got the same compatible accessory spine steven had so if you take a
touch cover like he had
it just clicked in. It clicks in the same has that same designed in feeling
because the entire Surface family of products
was designed together.
even close like this this is still less than 17 millimeters.
This PC has specs that rival some of the finest ultrabooks that have ever
announced.
And it delivers the power and the flexibility that you would expect from
a high-end PC. This PC is powered
by Intel's third-generation Core i5 processor Ivy Bridge processor
this is their 22nm process that result in the CPUs. It's
faster,
a CPU that have doubled the 3D graphics throughput
all while using less power than today's Core i5s.
But that power comes a unique design challenge.
How do you design PC that you might be holding an any different way
or have a cover in the front in the back
to integrate active cooling?
There's no obvious place to put it back
so here's our solution: this is called perimeter venting.
You see this groove because all the way around the outside of the case
there's a good shot of it up on the screen
this allows air to be uniformly distributed across the entire PC when
necessary in a way
that you've never block it with your hands.
In fact, you never even feel a which makes the PC really comfortable to hold
which is really helpful when doing things like
flipping back your keyboard
and taking notes with digital ink.
Surface for Windows 8 Pro supports digital inking; Windows
apps of all kinds can support so you can see here what I've have done is
i can go back to the desktop and show you what i want.
I launched the Windows reader
and
this is a PDF file
of one of Steven's blog post you could see a semantic zoom
well i can really do here
is i can write and i can erase
*inaudible dialogue*
now what you'll notice the ink and when i zoom in
that the ink stays smooth.
That's because it's being sampled at six hundred DPI
that sub pixel accuracy for ink.
But that doesn't the teacher handwriting very smooth and uh... hopefully yours are
a little better than mine. One of the neat things about this too is as i'm
inking
from here i can see the tip of the pan almost feels like it's writing exactly
on the screen
since the screen as optically bonded we've eliminated the layers in between
the thinly covered glass in the screen
so it feels like you're taking right on the page.
The distance between the stylus
and where i see the any
is only 0.7 millimeters.
That's the biggest thing closest distance of any tablet PC or any
tablet.
Now one of the other thing that's going on here is as i am
moving my hand
you see the pages not moving underneath my hand that's because Windows have
has hand bock technology. The Surface
has two digitizers
it has one for touch
and a separate one for digital ink.
And what happens is is when i bring the pen close to the screen
Windows sees the proximity of the pen
and stop seeking touch inputs so my hand doesn't mess up what i'm writing.
And when i'm done with the pen
it has a magnetic charging connector there
it just clicked in.
So that's one of the new the cool things on Surface for Windows 8 Pro inking.
*audience applause* Thanks.
I would like to show you how they look really great in the native resolution of
the screen at 1080 resolution.
But if you want to unlocked the highest possible resolutions that Ivy Bridge
supports
even higher resolutions that are possible on via HDMI out.
We have display port
so now with display port i can take this PC. I can dock it and i basically have a
full professional workstation with the power of the desktop PC.
I have been able to get this plugged in and synced up
to the show monitor and this kind of a PC is powerful enough to run big
applications. Applications like
Photoshop, Autodesk, SolidWorks,
enterprise applications that require TPM chip,
in this case i'm gonna copy some high res photos onto the PC and edit them
in Adobe's Lightroom.
So I'm copying onto the desktop of what you'll see here
this is a five-second copy that's a whole gigabyte!
That's a whole gigabyte of pictures that just copied in five seconds. Surface has
support
for really fast USB 3.0
and the new USB super speed drives.
A gigabyte file copy in five seconds
is five times faster than USB 2.0,
which which make sense of this PC because you'll be using it to do big
jobs whether your editing big photos like this
on or you're dealing with
big video files
or you're doing, you know
in steven's case a big job might be typing a super long blog post
that you may have read
Surface is up to the task. Now let's say you are in factory one of those
on the typing jobs you've seen already steven talk a little bit about
touch cover
and the improvements it makes for typing.
Let's say you are really fast touch typist
or maybe just prefer the feel of tactile keys.
Well we've got another Surface choice for you:
this is Surface type cover.
It shares the same full-page layout as touch cover
but what we've done is we've taken a key switch
that has a
one-and-a-half millimeter travel
and we built it into the thinnest possible package
so you can touch type on, but i can touch type on this as fast as i can
touch type on any keyboard.
Fully compatible with Windows
you see the shortcut keys here
it has a full modern trackpad with clicking buttons
and this completes the Surface family of products.
I'd like to pull all the Surface
family together all at one point.
Panos, would you join us with a
colors of touch cover
Surface for Windows 8 RT
Surface for Windows 8 pro
and a handful of the touch cover colors that we're going to have a lot that's
a complete Surface family.
*Cheers and Applause*
Thanks Steven.
That's how we feel too so Panos especially caught us today
is the leader of the team to create Surface and have some great stories and
some more details about the product and how it came to be.
Panos. Thank you.
Pretty cool.
Thank you, thank you for having me
i am uh..
unbelievably humbled right now and and flattered to be up here in the
Surface event
I'm recognizing an entire team that's back in Redmond right now waiting to see your
blog post to see what you have to say
this week. We have a team full of designers, development, engineers, manufacturing
engineers
uh... hardware testers but all working on these products right now as we speak.
Before i get into what i meant talk about them is this a little bit more
about the design that will be more of the culture of how products we built
so i think it might be interesting for you to hear that.
I really wanna share with you more of our team
so I want to show you really quick and I'll be right back.
The incredible moment when
yan idea that you have take many months working really hard
becomes a product. We brought some of the best people at Microsoft together
creating an awesome device.
One of the things that drives us isn't
"Oh what a great idea!"
It's "Oh what a great idea and we can build it."
Collaborating between the disciplines
was outstanding
We have a full blown team of researchers and engineers
user research and dozens of industrial designers all working together
We couldn't ask for a better team than
we have right now.
Not only care about this idea but also to care about the smallest details
It takes iterations to build the best device
each time we make one of those revisions we got
progressively better and better.
Months and months of prototyping
We found it exciting, complex, technology is amazing.
We start to realize that
that we make is really special
The first reaction will be "WOW!" We put together a system for the first time
that was a wild moment.
So when you first pick it up, you
understand that this is a high quality. A PC with everything that you would want in a
tablet device consuming content,
crafting email,
or writing a term paper that
you're able to connect
you know some sort of user experience all the way down to the atom
that's where you start to see new experiences evolved. You'll find that this
is a pretty powerful product
We're very proud of it.
You're gonna get meet a lot of people in the video in just a few minutes,
they're actually back stage right now preparing to show you more details of
the product and give you a few minutes to put your hands on it.
Talk a little bit about the design
let me start by doing that to just give you a quick preview a vote you might see
backstage in just a few minutes.
You heard both Steven and Michael say it
this was built for stage of Windows 8
that was part of our core vision for the product
is very important for us
that we have the hardware fade to the background for this product
It was important
so the Windows software could rise to the Surface.
It gives you the best experience possible
when the hardware fades away
and what comes to the Surface is that entertaining piece you want when using a
device.
note the shape of the sides
The angles on the side of this product
even-tempered 22 degrees
that's two things one it's a physical manifestation of the actual stage itself
you can see as it falls away just as we intended for the hardware to do
but two, it actually sits perfectly comfortable in your hands
let me qualify something.
I think perfectly a lot
I say perfect a lot
as part of our team culture what was really important for us as we had so
many parts of the design
that had to be in detail and be simple
and be right
that we always strive for perfection
on every sub component of this product.
It includes a shamford(sp) angle
what it does is this sits in your hand very comfortably
in a way that when you hold it it feels like it feels airy. Most importantly,
you can use it all day in comfort
it's really important when you talk about the hardware fade into the background
so the hardware is not in the way
to accomplish what you want to do. It's meant to move you forward, which we think
this product does
Now when we talk about
hardware fading into the back another thing that super important is a seamless line
throughout the product
when you look at this product
you'll see lines going throughout it
every line calculated every line
built perfectly on the device
but there's one challenge
our vision for the product beyond being a stage for Windows
was also that we had to bring creativity
and productivity
to folks such as yourselves
the opportunity to transform this device you will
to transition it
to the state of getting things done.
Putting this kickstand in the product
flies right in the face of seamless lines and getting it perfect
but we really spent a lot of time here we knew that if we did not get the kickstand
perfect this device would not work.
We could not take any chances
take a look at the three hinges that you see within this device
this is a really simple example of the details of the product
these are three custom-made hinges
mind you there are over two hundred custom parts built from the inside out
of this product to make it come to life
but these hinges
they respect just as stephen told you
they respect to feel and sound
like a high-end car door
when you close the device
the kickstand just goes away.
When you need the device it's there
just in time
you want to get something done just open it and it feels great
the spec we created
was around sound
we iterated
over and over again in our an echo chamber
this is a critical point
we really wanted to get the sound right so you get that visceral feeling
that emotional attachment to your product
when you open this kickstand and close it
it makes it yours.
It goes away when you don't need it and it's there when you do
we talked about the VaporMg a few times
let me bring VaporMg to life just a little bit here so you can understand a
little bit more of what we did.
VaporMg essentially
becomes what lets us
get our product design
creating life out of it
you can see the break up behind me
let me just explain a few things that we have going on
i'm holding up my room key
it feels weird the hold of my room key
but if you look at this quickly
what you'll see
is .77 millimeters of thickness
this is an important point
if you can't see it, that's all right
Same as a credit card pull it out your credit cards likely somewhere between
0.75
and 0.5 millimeters thick.
it's just illustrate a point
VaporMg is a process
where we start with any of the magnesium
and we melt it down
to a molten state
we did injection molded magnesium
precision tools and were able to actually mold the intricate details that are
needed for Surface we mold down to .65 millimeters of thickness in
any given part
.75
we mold to .65
This is important to understand
because for us to get to the design needed for this product
to get the kick stand
integrated seamlessly and hold this line
throughout the product.
we have to be able to mold to those tolerances
every micron matters within Microsoft Surface
we've actually stacked up every part from designing from the inside out
so tightly in the product
and so cleanly that even if you stuck a piece of tape in the middle of the
device it would bulge.
it would bulge out
that tells you how strong this product is
how much strength comes with it
how light it feels your hands all those parts play into each other
the best part about VaporMg
is not just that we can mold to 0.65
you get the intricate details like the .65 mm and the angles that go
around the product radii.
The best part is the smoothness of the finish that comes out of the tools
after approximately a hundred and fifty two steps
to get the VaporMg looking just like you see now
you'll find
at the Surface finish on this product
and as mike says pride and craftsmanship
it's perfect
it's seamless
it's screens is nicely finished
and when you put it in your hands it feels it elegant when you touch it
you're gonna wanna hold it
i promise you
now i'm proud of a permanant proud of the team for the product that they've
done
but nothing nothing scares me more nothing gets me more excited than touch
touch cover
i really wanna walk you through touch cover for just a few moments
this is an important technology that came out of our group
I'll walk you through it in two ways
the first ways through the experience
the second way on to talk about
is the technology
let's do the experience first
me explain you what we try to do it touched cover from the get go
you notice i'm gonna connected now
to my blue touch cover
so i just click it and if you would expect
the Surface turns blue
along with my touch cover
and you have a beautiful integration
of hardware and software
my Surface knows what is connected to it
i can now bring to light the vision
that has touched cover for this product the vision that lets you produce content
when you want it
how you want it
as fast as you always done it
that's what this product was designed for.
Let me give you one more second on this on
a little bit of the experience the thing that was so critical for us
in creating touch cover
was that it had to be 3mm thin
but that's at odds with most other keyboard you've used
and still have a great typing experience
it also had to be a cover you wanted to connect
something you always had with you something they gave you competence
just like to kick stand to bring this product to life
we design a flux of magnets in this product
that's a combination of alignment
in clamping magnets
you could actually never missed connecting this device
you can't miss
we force you
to not miss
we do that to give you confidence you close it it feels like a book
we designed this organically grown like a book we wanted to feel just like that
what has more covers than books themselves.
This spine feels like a book
when you put in your hand and you walk away with your product
you'll hold it like a book
when you carried against your books it'll feel like
it's another book it's just light enough and it feels just perfect.
That said i think you're gonna fall in love with the touch cover i know i have.
I mean I'm seriously in love with outside of my wife, touch covers number
two it's very important to me
i never want to take touch cover off
and i'd already you that you don't need to
and you never have to
you saw mike
move his touch cover to the back
now when he did that i'm sure every single one of you thought like wait a
minute how do you move it to the back?
Well, touch cover is pretty smart it has an accelerometer built into it.
The moment he pulled it back
we know when it's move to the back that we know when they're not using it and it's
turned off for you.
So you never have to take it off
and underneath your fingertips
if feels great.
So now you've got a comfortable device with touch cover that's yours it's
personalized to you
he saw the beautiful colors that we have come in the market
and essentially was brought to you as an experience like none other with touch
cover and Surface together.
Now i showed you the experience but i wanted to show you the technology
because it really is important you understand it
and quite frankly we have a bit of a mad scientist many of you know named
Steven Bathiche
who actually invented touch cover.
The fact that we have 30 years of input experience
using mices (mouse)
and 15 years creating keyboards.
We really understand how to create a great typing experience we also knew that if
we brought you touch cover
and touch cover wasn't any good,
boy what a breaking moment!!
But we've actually of all this technology to a point where steven and his work
to come to a place where we brought you experience that's amazing in typing
there's actually seven layers
squeezed in press right into touch cover
to keep it three millimeters thin.
Now that's super thin but critical for you to have a great experience
and fold it back.
Let me explain you how the technology works just ever so slightly in quickly
so what you're gonna see
is i'm gonna put my hands down on this uh... machine here and what you're
seeing is this a Surface
for Windows 8 RT
and my hands it down on touch cover you'll notice that my hands are laying
flat on touch cover right now i get nothing's happening
if this was in fact the capacitive screen or the phone you might have in
your pocket or some other device might have became what would take up at the
screen and you put your fingers down and it would look something like that
now that's me actually pressing on touch cover and it knows the gram of force
coming off my finger tips onto touch cover why is this critical
when you type.
In touch types p
you have to find your home position and rest your hands
to do that
your keyboard won't fire when you put your hands down it's comfortable, you can rest
your hands
and note as i put pressure on the J key
how the pressure goes up as i push harder and as i release the pressure
comes off
it's actually measuring every gram of force coming up my fingertips
in as i started tight it knows how many keys that I hit
this keyboard
actually measures
ten times faster it's getting pretty bored matrix
than any keyboard guarantee out there today.
It is super fast and brings great
great opportunity for you to be productive and get stuff done.
Obviously i have a lot of pride in this product i hope you'll love it i'd can't
wait for you to get your hands on a back there and i really mean that Stephen
thanks for having me here today.
That was a moment for our team for sure.
As we want to talk a little bit about some availability and pricing
information and things like that i know but i know people want to know.
Surface for Windows 8 RT I think that there have been much more
information available on the Web
and upon the billable shortly
So Surface for Windows 8 RT
will be be available in both a 32 and 64 gigabyte model and will
be priced like comparable tablets that are based on ARM.
Surface Windows 8 professional will come in 64 gigabyte and
128 gigabyte storage models.
And we'll have a retail price comparable with competitive ultrabook class PCs.
Additional specifics on pricing and packaging will be announced as we get
closer to retail availability.
Now of course retail availability for the Surface PCs will be around the time
of uh... will be released
around the time of the Windows 8 general
availability (GA).
and for Windows 8 Pro about three months later
Surface will be available to the Microsoft's physical stores here in the
US
and available to select online through the select online outlets of the
Microsoft store as well.
So welcome everybody to Surface
I just want to invites the Steve Ballmer back up on stage one more time and thank you.
Thank you very much.
*Cheers and Applause*
I want to thank Steven, Mike and Panos and their team
uh... this is been an unbelievable and sturdy we've invested
significantly
uh... as you can see in talent
in time
in capital
to bring the Surface the market
I was asked in the the last few days here
why now,
why now?
We took the time to really get
Surface in Windows 8 right,
to do something that was really different,
and really special.
We're very proud
very very proud of the Surface
just like we're very proud
of Windows 8
Because of Windows 8,
because of Windows 8
the Surface
is a PC
the Surface
is
a tablet
and the Surface is something new,
that we think
people will absolutely love
we really want.
Those of you care to have a chance to see and touch the Surface
and talked with some of the people
who were involved in designing the product
we have several stations set up next door
where you can see the work that went into the creation of the Surface
and uh... we hope you'll you'll stay and join us for that
uh... today has been uh... fun for us to put on for you know very very exciting i
want to thank you all for being part
of today's event.