In addition to kindly providing the vital bits of information about their self-branded tablet, Microsoft has also taken the opportunity to post a rather informative video to YouTube that gives a behind the scenes look at what is actually involved in developing and manufacturing the Surface. Check out the full video after the jump.
The main purpose of the video seems to be that it would help Microsoft get across to consumers and competitors and tell them that they have pumped significant resources into the design and development of the tablet with the sole aim of building a product that is nothing like anything else on the market. The company also seem extremely keen to push the fact that they “wouldn’t compromise” on their vision for the product. The one minute forty second video also outlines the need to find a material that would allow the Surface to be thin, extremely light but also durable and strong.
It wouldn’t be a good behind the scenes experience if the new Touch Cover wasn’t also discussed. One of main challenges associated with the development of the Touch Cover came from trying to integrate the user-experience of a full-sized keyboard into the design and compact nature of the cover. The video outlines the fact that Microsoft utilized all of their thirty-years of hardware experience to come up with the final Touch Cover design. It seems that the Surface has been built around the idea of making the best possible engineering decisions at every stage in order to produce the best product that doesn’t compromise on quality or the initial vision.
The behind the scenes video definitely gives a rather nice look into the production of the tablet and the thought processes which Microsoft engineers have gone through in an attempt to produce a product that will really make an impact on the market. It remains to be seen whether or not the tablet can truly compete with the likes of the iPad, but with interest levels rising every day; it looks like the Redmond company can start to feel excited about the future of the Surface.