Prop up your tablet
Prop up your tablet

The Surface's kickstand leans the tablet back 22 degrees -- the perfect angle, Microsoft says, for video chatting. It snaps in with a noise that sounds like a tiny car's door slamming shut.

Prop the Surface up and you'll have a ready-for-typing mobile device. But how well does the keyboard work? We don't know yet. Microsoft wouldn't let reporters type on the keyboard when it was attached to the tablet. The very, very slightly raised keys seem like they'll take some getting used to.

By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech - Last updated June 19 2012: 12:22 PM ET
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