Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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RE: No Thom, no.
by lindkvis on Wed 6th Feb 2013 15:17 UTC in reply to "No Thom, no."
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If it weren't got the small screen, I'd say this is the top Ultrabook out there.


Except it isn't very good as an Ultrabook. Its keyboard isn't good enough for extended use as a laptop. It is certainly considerably worse than having a regular Ultrabook with a top notch keyboard. It also has a very small screen for extended use.

It is also not very good as a tablet, because it is much heavier, larger and has much worse battery life than a typical tablet. It has considerably less available "tablet" software than an iPad or Android tablet and its "Windows classic" software is clunky to use on a tablet.

So this Frankentablet is only really the best choice if you definitely need to carry both a tablet and a laptop (and you can live with the small screen and poor keyboard on the laptop). If not, buying a separate tablet and laptop is going to be cheaper and better.

This means the target market for this thing is really quite small.

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