Tech-giant launches bid to compete with Apple in tablet market with new devices that will run versions of forthcoming OS.

This article titled “Microsoft reveals Surface Windows 8 tablets” was written by Dominic Rushe in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 19th June 2012 00.58 UTC

Microsoft launched a series of tablet computers on Monday as the tech giant fought to regain ground lost to Apple's iPad.

Having announced last week that the firm was set to make a key announcement, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, unveiled two new tablet PCs at a closely guarded press event in Los Angeles.

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