Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows "The Surface is a nice tablet. The design and aesthetic are pleasing, the feel in the hands, particularly of the kickstand and magnetic cover connection is excellent. But is it worth buying on the day of release?" After these three reviews, I still want a Surface RT. As much as I think Metro - and especially its applications - has a long way to go, I feel like I should reward the fact that Microsoft dares to be different. Too bad Microsoft doesn't want me to buy one.
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can't wait
by ezraz on Thu 25th Oct 2012 14:03 UTC
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can't wait to see the surface users out in the wild, bragging and showing off how amazing this new tablet thing is... how great it is to be portable... how the build quality is so nice... how people notice they have a nice device and not a piece of garbage. nothing like MS users with a pink device, could be scary.

and the millions with iOS devices who have been saying this for years are all of a sudden the old crusty followers, not the modern trendsetter with the pink plastic keyboards.

surface is looking like more than a 'yeah right' product but i'm still not convinced that thing works correctly in your hands, your bed, your couch, or while sitting on your toilet. my ipad has a kickstand on the case, and many i see have soft-touch keyboards, so we'll see if that's really a differentiator.

in microsoft's world people might dance and click for giggles, but they have to sit down at a flat desk to "work". on a busy day i work from probably 20 places, including out of my pocket while walking/standing in line. all my apple devices are finally syncing everything properly, so i just move from device to device and keep working. sure my laptop is the only place i develop or complete large documents, but everything else needed for a modern worker just moves between my pad and phone and mac. I go wherever i need to be at that moment and 'keep working'.

makes me crazy as a lifestyle, but being a consultant/entrepreneur type, you have to be nimble and mobile. surface seems clumsy and overpriced, but we'll have to see if anyone agrees with me.

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