Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jan 2015 23:26 UTC

Microsoft, it seems, is not the only company that believes in the concept of a productivity tablet. And it's not the only company that thinks that a kickstand and a magnetic keyboard are all it takes to transform a tablet into a mobile workstation.

The Jide Remix, made by a trio of former Google engineers, is for all intents and purposes a Microsoft Surface that's built for Android.

It's about as cloney as you can get, but the fact that is still looks very nice is testament to just how pretty Surface really is, and how much sense the concept makes. Surface's hardware is excellent - it's just the software side that always let it down.

I don't think Android is going to fix that.

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I bought a Surface Pro 3.. I really like the hardware, I don't like the marking idea as a tablet, but it makes an excellent ultrabook for the $$.

However i couldn't agree with you more, Windows 8.1 completely ruins the hardware, it's completely and utterly useless as a tablet. The end to end user experience is so shocking I was completely awestruck that they could ship a product so shockingly bad. KDE 3.0 was a more consistent user experience than Windows 8/8.1... trying simple tasks like "open link in a new tab" it selects/highlights or tries to copy.. then after several attempts you get the drop down options... basic fundamental issues that make it a complete non-starter for me as an OS... while I completely love the hardware... currently working to try and get Linux working on it.. at least then I know it's going to be consistent.. (and that is saying enough in itself).

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