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Here is why the Microsoft Surface will be great for bloggers

As a blogger, when I am writing my blog posts I just have to be on my laptop. I will not use my phone or my tablet which I carry with me. instead I will wait until I am home to write my blog content. There are many reasons for this such as comfort and the programs I use. These features are simply not available or are just not practical on a tablet (I could not imagine writing a 500 word article on a touchscreen) instead I use these just for internet browsing.

However this is all about to change. Microsoft announced its Surface tablet earlier this week and i (like many other people) was both surprised an amazed. I never thought of Microsoft as a major hardware company; never the less the Surface tablet looks amazing and the hardware is something that could rival Apple.

Windows 8 Operating System

Just like most laptops and computers today, the Surface tablet will be running windows. This means that we can get access to all of the programs that we use for blog publishing and photo editing. I like to write my articles up first in Microsoft Word and I will be able to do this on the Surface tablet before I publish my article so I can easily proof-read my article . Furthermore we will also have access to image editing programs such as Photoshop. This means that images can easily be edited and adjusted before being inserted into a post.

The fact that this device is running Windows should also mean that we can view websites from a tablet in desktop mode instead of being stuck with mobile view. This also makes this tablet great as we can surf the internet like we would on a normal desktop computer.

Portable 

Being an ultra-thin tablet the Microsoft Surface is going to be very portable and light so it can be easily carried around without any real problems. This is great for bloggers as we can write on the go. I will no longer have to be at home writing articles, but instead I can be out and about perhaps in a restaurant and I will still be able to write on the move. This could lead to many bloggers publishing more content than before if they are willing to invest in a Surface tablet.

Keyboard

Microsoft shocked us all when they announced that the cover for the Surface will double as a keyboard. This is going to give it a huge advantage over many other tablets on the market. The keyboard just fits into place by a magnetic strip on the bottom of the tablet and there you have a rubberized keyboard that can be used instead of a touchscreen keyboard, providing a comfortable experience.

Furthermore Microsoft also announced a standard plastic keyboard cover, just like the keyboards that you find on laptops today. This means that there will be no difference between typing on a laptop and typing on a Surface. This I am really looking forward to.

Camera and Kickstand 

This tablet features a HD camera as well as a kickstand. The kickstand creates a perfect viewing angle for using this tablet on a table, just like with any laptop. This is great as you can easily work away anywhere with this and means that I can literally use this tablet anywhere which has a flat surface.

On the other hand the camera means that I can easily Skype people in HD whilst on the move so I can keep up to date with my friends and other blogger. This means that overall this tablet is going to be a great option for almost any blogger  and I can see myself getting a lot of use from this.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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