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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The form factor is fail
by abdavidson on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:13 UTC
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It's that simple. I don't understand why more people didn't see it from the earliest time we saw it, presented as a no-touch-look-only by Sinofsky.

It was so obvious to me that it would be a failure for any purpose except ironically when used on a stable surface.

I don't know how many others said it but I personally didn't see many and whenever I've personally written it or said it I've been shouted down as speaking nonsense. And lo and behold many of the cheerleaders for it who are now using it are by and large seeing that hold on, this isn't actually any use for any case but... on a solid stable surface.

That's just referring to the Surface form factor. Windows 8 is a mess. Sitting with it on your lap and getting stuck in Desktop-land; Microsoft have learned nothing about touch usability of the OS from the WinCE/PDA days. Nothing. A bigger icon on the same old interface doesn't make it a touch interface.

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