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."
lindkvis
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2006-11-21

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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RE[2]: No Thom, no.
by JPisini on Wed 6th Feb 2013 19:56 in reply to "RE: No Thom, no."
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

I have to disagree with you this isn't the best tablet with a keyboard. I have been using a keyboard with my Android tablet for months with no issues and half the people that I know with Ipads also have keyboards that work fine. This is MS trying to be different and failing this tablet is not better at anything than the devices it tries to replace.

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