Microsoft's Surface For Photographers

Microsoft launched its new Surface tablet device last week, to all sorts of fanfare and generally positive reviews. It’s less expensive than the iPad, and has a cover that becomes a keyboard to make the thing behave more like a laptop. Though it’s currently only got a tiny fraction of the apps of the iTunes store, the future may be promising for the surface—especially for photographers. With a built in memory card slot and USB 2.0 plug, you can use the Surface like a portable hard drive, a device to which you can (theoretically) tether your camera, or simply a display that allows you to easily swap photos from device to device. I’ll be curious to see what smart things industrious photographers come up with when they start getting their hands on this new device. Stay tuned…

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