Will Surface tablets use Microsoft's new MagSafe-like power and data connector?

Sharif Sakr
S. Sakr|06.19.12

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Will Surface tablets use Microsoft's new MagSafe-like power and data connector?

Microsoft has borrowed a couple of Apple-flavored notions for the launch of its new Surface tablets. For a start, it's avoided mentioning certain tech specs -- like the amount of RAM -- and now one of our readers has noticed something else: the strange-looking power port on the new devices looks very much like the magnetic, MagSafe-style connector Microsoft sent to the US Patent Office last week. We could be wrong, but the two do seem nearly identical, in which case Surface owners -- just like new Apple buyers -- may also have to put up with the clutter of more proprietary cables.

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