It was about time that Microsoft got a little bit more into the fight. With pushing their hardware division and producing their own tablets they finally give Windows 8 a winning chance against the iPad.
With Microsoft not anymore depending on hardware makers for producing a great product it is now in their own hands and therefore for the first time an actual threat to the tablet market leaders of today.
No word about pricing but a great looking product as far as you can see from a demo. For the pricing I hope they realize that the market leader of today has in all of its markets also the highest priced product. So please Microsoft don’t screw this one up by making your tablets more expensive than the iPad.
At least from all I have seen, this is the first exciting Windows 8 hardware announcement and I'll definitely try to get one of these.