Netflix to Run on Windows 8 with Microsoft's New Surface Tablet

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Microsoft announced on Monday its own branded tablet -- the Surface. Versions of the tablet will run on Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT -- and for the first time, Netflix will be running on that yet-to-be-released operating system.

The tablet running Netflix was briefly flashed to a crowd of tech reporters in Los Angeles on Monday at Milk Studios as Microsoft made its awaited and much-hyped announcement. Microsoft was careful not to refer to the device as a tablet, but rather as a PC.

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No word on the exact pricing of the device yet, but Microsoft says it will be competitive with ultrabooks and tablets on the market. Designed with Gorilla Glass and weighing 1.5 pounds, the Surface comes with a magnetic stylus that attaches to the top of the device.

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