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Microsoft Surface Tablet is One of Oprah's Favorite Things

By - Source: Oprah.com | B 37 comments

Surface was just announced as part of Oprah's Favorite Things 2012 list. Quite apparently, Oprah was impressed with the company's debut tablet. In her own words:

"The Surface, Microsoft's first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people! The full-size keyboard built right into the cover makes work easy, the very smart kickstand makes watching a movie or skyping a friend a delight, the less than a pound-and-a-half weight makes a great alternative to a laptop, and the many other features make it fun for work and play. Now, that's a wowser!"

You may agree with her review or not, and it may be irrelevant anyway. Especially the Oprah year-end-list, which also features $68 gourmet pigs in blankets, a $425 jewelry box, a $5,000 Bose 46-inch TV, or the Jetson E-Bike for $1,440, is a welcome promotion, even if it is now mainly pushed through Oprah's O magazine and its website. And yes, there is a free giveaway, but you will have to participate in a prize drawing and not just sit in the audience of some event.


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    steve360 , November 3, 2012 1:13 PM
    Her audience would scream hysterically when given free cars or a big holiday to Australia.

    The same if she gave away toilet paper.
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 1:43 PM
    Whatever helps it become more popular to gain developer support, I'm all for
  • 12 Hide
    shqtth , November 3, 2012 1:13 PM
    Better this then a rotten Apple ;) 
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  • 16 Hide
    steve360 , November 3, 2012 1:13 PM
    Her audience would scream hysterically when given free cars or a big holiday to Australia.

    The same if she gave away toilet paper.
  • 12 Hide
    shqtth , November 3, 2012 1:13 PM
    Better this then a rotten Apple ;) 
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 1:21 PM
    yea this is such news, after all oprah knows a little more about technology then your average 10 year old..
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    nebun , November 3, 2012 1:42 PM
    and we care because????
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 1:43 PM
    Whatever helps it become more popular to gain developer support, I'm all for
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    Shin-san , November 3, 2012 1:48 PM
    I actually feel that the surface tablet with keyboard would be good for situations on the road where you need to spend around 15-60 minutes fixing something like a document or accessing a web server. However, I wouldn't want to do a full 8-hour work day on it
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 1:50 PM
    "a $5,000 Bose 46-inch TV"


    Says it all!!!!

    Complete Dork!
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    halcyon , November 3, 2012 1:54 PM
    She was paidto say this me thinks. Otherwise she lies.
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    DRosencraft , November 3, 2012 2:09 PM
    Say what you will, but Oprah has a loyal fanbase that will take her opinion seriously. And there are a lot of additional people who will at least think about it once they hear she said she likes it. Especially when it comes to her yearly "Favorite Things" list. Plain and simple - it's good publicity. I personally could care less what's on the list - she's a billionaire so her tastes are bit different from mine - but I do know people who do take pride in saying they can buy at least one thing on her Favorite Things list.
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    Star72 , November 3, 2012 2:29 PM
    Yeah nothing but "free" advertising for those products.
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    syrious1 , November 3, 2012 2:37 PM
    And you win a new car! And you win a new car! And you win a new car!
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    guess who , November 3, 2012 2:55 PM
    Is this tech news?
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    computernerdforlife , November 3, 2012 3:18 PM
    Oprah could barely use the notebook when she was promoting Twitter. My 4 year old knows how to use a computer better than her, no lie.
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 3:33 PM
    So now Oprah is pitching Windows? Last I heard she liked the iPad and Mac's too? She is so wealthy I imagine she can buy them all even if she never uses them.
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    Marcus52 , November 3, 2012 3:33 PM
    sarcasmishalluseyea this is such news, after all oprah knows a little more about technology then your average 10 year old..


    She speaks as the most common of end-users, those who are not technically minded, but go by coolness factor and how easy and satisfying the product is to use.

    The Surface is not expensive, and it is an excellent product, well-made and capable; these are facts, no one has to lie about anything. Whether or not it fits your lifestyle is for you to judge on your own, but apparently Oprah thinks it fits hers, regardless of the fact that she can easily afford the most expensive notebooks available (or even have one custom-made just for her).

    I certainly think there are millions who put more stock in her opinion than she deserves, and that she is just one of many average computer-device users (except her wealth) that gets press time just becasue of her fame, and in that, this isn't news, and certainly isn't technical news, but there is no need to defame her or question her honesty because of her opinion.
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    jaquith , November 3, 2012 3:49 PM
    Oprah is wrong here, and the Windows 8 Lenovo new touchscreen convertibles are way better - http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/convertibles/

    In particular I'm very impressed with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.
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    CaedenV , November 3, 2012 4:20 PM
    sadly, this is the kind of endorsement that will help win8 get traction.
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 6:55 PM
    Wolfgang Gruener = shill, Wolfgang Gruener = shill, Wolfgang Gruener = shill, Shill Wolfe Shill, Windows RT = closed ecosystem = M$ = SUCKERS born everywere! Windows Metro is a big ugly Sandbox for the suckers who will pay to play! Wolfgang Gruener = SHILL!
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    assasin32 , November 3, 2012 7:58 PM
    Well who cares whether or not she endorses it and why. There is one good thing that comes out of this she has a large following and they will listen, so with that people will hopefully develop more for Windows RT and win8 in general. So hopefully Win RT won't die out a quick and horrible death. As I am looking forward to ARM based laptops that are practical to use (sorry chromebook no Java support makes you useless for someone who is required to use websites which has it).
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    ttg_Avenged , November 3, 2012 8:11 PM
    I wonder if Oprah is giving back "Humpback whaaaaaales! Humpback whales for everybuddaay!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucFoTx9mD4 Lol it's funny.
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