Lately Microsoft has been making some strong moves. They recently just announced the Surface Pro 3 in an attempt to get users to ditch their PC and tablet for an all-in-one powerhouse. Also making waves, is their new voice assistant elegantly named “Cortana.” Powered by Bing, Cortana learns your interests as you go (which isn’t too innovative). Microsoft is not just going to stop there. Our sources inside the belly of Microsoft, have informed us that there is a new windows tablet in the works called: “George Foreman Grill RT.”
Have you ever wanted to freely cook meat anywhere you go? Have you wanted to read an email and grill a chicken breast, all in the same eye-line? Well Microsoft seems to think you have wanted these things for a long time. They are in development on a new Windows tablet that will feature “Grilling Capabilities” and who knows grilling and preparing meat more than George Foreman?
In-case you forgot, George Foreman was a two-time world heavyweight champion boxer. Not only that, he has been featured in video games such as “George Foreman’s KO Boxing” which was an instant video game classic. Once he retired from boxing, he was able to pursue his true passion and talent: Grilling. From that point on, he began developing the perfect grill with Russell Hobbs Inc. called the “George Foreman Grill.” This grill took off, sold in stores all over the country and sold over 100 million units.
The Screen of the device is a large 17 inches. So a couple pieces of Angus should fit pretty well on top. The new George Foreman screen was developed with what Microsoft is calling “PixelGrill” technology. Putting HTC’s UltraPixel to shame, each pixel is capable of radiating heat. When all of the pixels activate, the temperature goes up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat does not turn on by itself, it has to be enabled with a PIN that you choose yourself upon setup.
We have been told that Dell will be manufacturing the hardware on this new Windows tablet and mister Foreman will be overseeing everything from day one. The George Foreman tablet will feature a new Surface Type Cover called “Surface Grill Cover” that is actually a grill in itself and will attach to the tablet just like the original Type Cover. We have been told that the Grill Cover will have no typing abilities, which actually makes sense considering it’s used for….GRILLING MEAT.
When the Grill Cover is attached to the tablet, it will heat up to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the documents we’ve seen so far, as long as the Grill Cover is attached to the tablet, it will always have grilling power. We have also been told that the grill will be controlled by Cortana, so if your hands aren’t free, all of your grill controls will be voice based. Right now we don’t know much, but we do have an early spec sheet:
- Display: 17″ Full HD ClearType PixelGrill (Covered With A Grease Proof Protector)
- Battery Life: Up To 9 Hours Of Web Browsing Life; Up To 1 Hour Of GRILLING
- Storage/RAM: 8GB /3GB
- Grill: 450 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Ports: USB 3.0, Headset Jack, GREASE CATCHER
- Accessories: SURFACE GRILL COVER; SURFACE SPATULA
Now this could very well be an early list of specs, but so far we are very impressed with what we see. It will be interesting to see exactly how much Grease the “Grease Catcher” will hold. We are however unimpressed with the amount of storage this device has. We feel something as versatile as the George Foreman Grill RT, should have more storage – but I guess that’s what cloud storage is for.
This is all very big news that can change the way we use our tablets forever. We know we say this a lot, but this may be Microsoft’s boldest move since the announcement of Dennis Rodman as their official spokesman. If the George Foreman Grill RT is not something you would like (we find that weird, but whatever), we have provided the Surface Pro 3 pre-order link at the bottom.