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.