CNN commentators were caught using their sponsored Microsoft tablets as iPad stands.

CNN commentators were caught using their sponsored Microsoft tablets as iPad stands.
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CNN commentators were caught using their sponsored Microsoft tablets as iPad stands.

Maybe they should market this as dual functionality.

During its coverage of the midterm election poll results last night, CNN's producers made an array of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets available to its line of chattering commentators. The tablets actually turned out to be quite useful... for hiding the tablets that they were actually using:

Oh, and the Surface tablets also have a built-in hinged stand, which makes them perfect for propping up an iPad:

I feel bad for the Microsoft Surface tablet. By all accounts, it's a pretty decent tablet. It's just not the tablet.

In many ways, I have spent much of my life feeling like a Microsoft Surface tablet sitting on a shelf full of iPads. I recall consoling myself that someone out there would eventually take a look beyond my clunky exterior and awkward interface to see what I have to offer inside—my multi-tasking functionality, my exceptional RAM, and a very appealing port—all while watching iPad after iPad get carried off in their arms. So, I know how much a slight like this can hurt.

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Full disclosure: I found this story on my iPad. Sorry, Microsoft Surface tablet.

(by Dennis DiClaudio)

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