The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Brenton Flynn and technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics around the investing world.

In a move that resembles one from Google in the early days of the Android OS, Microsoft has announced its own entry into the tablet marketplace with its line of Surface tablets. The ultimate goal for Microsoft is to drive widespread adoption of its newest Windows ecosystem, but this move pits the software giant against some of its closest OEM partners, whom it will now compete against directly. In the following video, Brenton explains the announcement in more detail and outlines both the positive and negative implications for Microsoft and other tech companies.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner and Brenton Flynn have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Intel, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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