» About that keyboard

Mat Honan got to touch a Surface but was not allowed to use the keyboard.

And then there’s typing on it. We couldn’t do that! Notably, every single Surface tablet Microsoft let us put our hands on either was turned off, or didn’t have a keyboard connected.

Mat does say the build quality of the Surface is good.

It’s a super solid device and if Microsoft can deliver what it demoed, the iPad finally has a real competitor and Android has a big goddamn problem.

Like Dan Frakes, who’s tried a mess of iPad keyboards, I’m highly skeptical about whether the two that ship with the Surface will provide a good touch, but we’ll see.

Whoa, wait. I’m thinking about this all wrong. It’s got USB. You could just hook up an Apple Extended Keyboard to it with an adapter.