We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Microsoft Surface TV ad appears online

Microsoft orders up to five million Surface tablets

Microsoft has posted the first television advert for its upcoming Windows 8 Surface tablet.

The firm has posted the video called 'The Surface Movement' ahead of the Windows 8 and Surface launch on 26 October. The advert focuses on the tablet's magnetic keyboard cover and features more dancing than it does software.

See alsoMicrosoft Surface RT vs Apple iPad comparison review.

Microsoft Surface tablet

Despite the fact that the Surface, in its Windows 8 RT model, will launch in 10 days' time, Microsoft hasn't announced any pricing. The Surface Pro will launch early in 2013.

It seems that Microsoft has high expectations for the Surface. The firm has ordered between three and five million units to be made, according to The Wall Street Journal. This is similar to the Amazon Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 but doesn’t match the 10 million iPad Minis which Apple has supposedly ordered.

The Surface, along with a raft other Windows 8 tablets such as the Sony Vaio Duo 11 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will take on the iPad and countless Android tablets.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.


IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Windows 9 beta leaked ahead of 30 September unveiling

IDG UK Sites

Is Apple losing confidence in itself?

IDG UK Sites

How a London VFX studio is ditching desktop workstations for cloud-based creative power

IDG UK Sites

How (and where) to buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Plus: How to buy an iPhone 6 today