Microsoft Chases Apple With Its New Tablet

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which the Fool's Andrew Tonner discusses topics around the investing world. Coming into yesterday, Apple had largely run away with the tablet market, much to Microsoft's chagrin. After the market closed yesterday, Microsoft laid out its most ambitious plan to challenge Apple in the market that appears to hold the future of personal computing, with the announcement of its Surface tablet. However, in announcing this ambitious plan, Microsoft also opted to venture into unfamiliar territory by deciding to manufacture the device, instead of sticking to its traditional specialty of software. 

Microsoft's tried similar gambits before, without enjoying much success. Can Microsoft successfully emulate Apple and truly make and sell a winning tablet? Watch the video to see what our technology editors see as the best course for Microsoft investors.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonnerhas no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, Google, and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Nokia. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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