In addition to the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft will also reserve sections of the event that will be dedicated to the Surface tablet that has proved so successful early on (at least in terms of early pre-order sales). With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is attempting to usher in a new era of personal computers that they are banking on being sleek and lightweight and that feel equally as comfortable to use through a touchscreen display, or with a more familiar mouse and keyboard.
In addition to the Windows 8 launch webcast, Microsoft is also holding a separate virtual Surface tablet focused webcast at 1:30pm EDT. The secondary broadcast is dedicated to showcasing the Surface hardware, demonstrating its main features and functionality as well as covering all of the different purchase options that will be available to consumers when the release date finally lands on Friday.
(Source: Microsoft Newsroom)
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