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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Why was this not obvious to them?
by leos on Wed 6th Feb 2013 21:33 UTC
leos
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I can't understand why microsoft didn't learn anything in 10 years. They tried this exact strategy ages ago with their Tablet PCs and it failed. After the iPad showing them that you need a dedicated OS with new apps to make a successful tablet, they staunchly refused to learn anything and made another Tablet PC with some newer bits in it.

This isn't about not getting it right, it's about trying to accomplish the impossible. If you want laptop power you will get more heat and weight and poor battery life so it will never be as good as a dedicated tablet on a mobile processor.
And the reality of putting the battery in the screen rather than keyboard means that the weight balance will always be wrong when used as a laptop.

This isn't about implementation, it's about physical impossibilities until we come up with components that are orders of magnitude lighter and more power efficient.

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