Microsoft Surface Tablet is One of Oprah's Favorite Things

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
    Her audience would scream hysterically when given free cars or a big holiday to Australia.

    The same if she gave away toilet paper.
  • shqtth
    Better this then a rotten Apple ;)
  • yea this is such news, after all oprah knows a little more about technology then your average 10 year old..
  • nebun
    and we care because????
  • Whatever helps it become more popular to gain developer support, I'm all for
  • Shin-san
    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
  • "a $5,000 Bose 46-inch TV"

    Says it all!!!!

    Complete Dork!
  • halcyon
    She was paidto say this me thinks. Otherwise she lies.
  • DRosencraft
    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.
  • Star72
    Yeah nothing but "free" advertising for those products.