The single most startling tech news development of 2012 happened in June, when Microsoft announced that it was enterting the PC business with the line of tablets it calls Surface. The first model starts at $499 and runs Windows RT, the Windows 8 variant which comes with Microsoft Office 2013 but doesn’t let you install additional old-style Windows apps. It’s a clever, beautifully-crafted piece of hardware with a magnesium case, a flip-out kickstand and an optional Touch Cover which packs a QWERTY keyboard but adds almost no bulk. You might not want to buy one until the software’s more polished and more third-party apps are available. But even now, Surface deserves an A for imagination and ambition.
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