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    Microsoft Reveals ‘Surface’ Tablet

    Microsoft's Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduces Microsoft's new tablet SURFACE during the press conference in Milky Studios  on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)

    JOE KLAMAR

    Microsoft is finally ready to take on the iPad. The company unveiled its new Surface tablet at an event in Los Angeles on Monday. The Surface has a 10.6-inch HD screen and weighs just 1.8 lbs. The device has a fully integrated kickstand. Also available for the Surface is a magnetically connected case, just like the iPad, except this case includes a built-in multitouch keyboard. The device will also come with a pen interface.

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