Tech Test Microsoft Surface

November 2, 2012 - 2:33 PM
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, file photo, visitors try out Microsoft Corp.'s "Surface" touchscreen tablet computers, at "Build," Microsoft Corp.'s developers conference, in Redmond, Wash. The Surface is Microsoft's first attempt at a general-purpose computer. In the past, it made the software and left it to other companies to make the machines. But to catch the tablet wave led by Apple's iPad, Microsoft felt it needed to make its own device. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)