02 November 2012 10:30 | By Jeremy Lim, xinmsn Tech
Oprah: Microsoft Surface feels like a Merc

Microsoft’s new Surface tablet has the feel of a German luxury car, according to talk show diva Oprah Winfrey.



Oprah Winfrey (© Reuters)
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Released a week ago, the Surface was featured in “Oprah’s Favourite Things 2012”, a holiday guide for the pre-Christmas shopping blitz.

"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!" – Oprah Winfrey

Not everyone likes the Surface, however. Apple chief Tim Cook called it a "compromised, confusing product".

The Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet and is making an attempt to stand out from competitors like the iPad, by featuring a full-sized keyboard and USB port that will likely appeal to practical-minded consumers. It runs on the new Windows 8 operating system, which features a customizable start screen based on ‘live tiles’ that display the latest news, weather, pictures or other items at the user’s preference.

Read more about the Surface here.

Or click on the images above to see a few more of Oprah's favourite things.

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