Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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Alternate Reality is right...
by ezraz on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:46 UTC
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2012-06-20

This is a hail mary and/or demo gear from MS. No way this thing cuts into iPad marketshare anytime soon. They might sell some to people who would never buy an iPad or to corporations as replacements for work laptops, but this thing is a just bad tablet and a bad laptop running the least popular mobile OS.

This sums it up nicely:
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Then there's these, been out for years now:
http://tinyurl.com/6w3j927">

Stuck at 22 degrees? That's worse than a laptop. Screen quality worse than iPad too.

I bet these things will look great on the commercial, do amazing things, and appear to smoke an iPad. But I bet in-hand this thing will be iPad1 when Apple will be on iPad4.

More ranting on why this device is only impressive on the surface ;-):
http://wfnk.com/blog/2012/06/on-the-surface/">

Edited 2012-06-20 18:49 UTC

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