Microsoft has unveiled a brand-new competitor to the iPad, named the Surface tablet.

The two devices it unveiled - a pro model running full Windows and a mobile-focused Windows RT version - feature a built-in stand, a hi-res display and an innovative touch-sensitive keyboard cover.

You can read all the key details here.

But to watch the announcement as it happened see the full video, above.

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