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Microsoft representatives hold a new Surface tablet computer as it is unveiled by Microsoft in Los Angeles, California, June 18, 2012. (DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS)
Microsoft representatives hold a new Surface tablet computer as it is unveiled by Microsoft in Los Angeles, California, June 18, 2012. (DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS)

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Microsoft’s new tablet: Good may not be good enough Add to ...

Microsoft has managed to pull off a welcome surprise. Considering the software giant’s poor track record selling consumer gadgets, few would have been surprised if it managed to produce another dud with its foray into the market for tablets. But Microsoft’s Surface, which it introduced late Monday afternoon, shows it is getting the hang of it. However, with other firms well entrenched, producing just a decent offering probably isn’t enough.

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