Microsoft's new video showcases the strengths of Surface

Microsoft Surface is available for pre-order, and to attract future buyers that have yet to be mesmerized by the new Windows device class, the Redmond, Wash.-based corporation released a new video that does quite a good job at showing off some of its key features.

Unlike the previous promo that was more about giving Surface a "coolness" factor, the latest spot titled "Learn more about Surface" takes various people using Microsoft's tablet from the moment it is powered on to finally folding and carrying it, while highlighting some of its distinctive features such as the Touch Cover that is available in five distinct colors.

Microsoft Surface is touted as a sleek, light, durable, and beautiful tablet, with an easy-to-use kickstand that supports it and the "click-in", magnetically attachable, Touch Cover. Microsoft also highlights the optional black Type Cover which runs for $129.99, and is aimed at people seeking a more classic keyboard experience with Surface.

Most importantly of all, the video shows how to use various Windows 8/RT functionality such as the Charms Bar which can be used to share different things or even shut down the device. It's evident that navigating through Microsoft's latest consumer operating system is different using a touchscreen device rather than using it on a traditional one like a laptop.

The Redmond, Wash.-based corporation obviously did not want to forgo showcasing the USB port, HD video out port and microSD card slot, three factors that could certainly justify a consumer's choice of Surface over an iPad.

So, what do you think? After catching a glimpse of Surface in this latest video, has your opinion of the platform changed?

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