All About Surface for Windows 8 Pro
I certainly won't reject the opportunity to look at one, but I have a couple of concerns.
- Microsoft badly mismanaged Origami/UMPC, years before the first iPad. I still have burn marks from that. I don't want to see a repeat of that.
- The pressure sensitive keyboard cover is THE killer innovation in the device, and that is something that is independent of both the software and the tablet specs.
- No pricing has been announced, and according to the specs, I don't see any model with built-in radio (3g/4g). That means no carrier deals, so no subsidized pricing. If these units start at more than $350 for the lowest tier, I don't think they'll succeed (just the unit, the keyboard-cover will be a 30-60 I'm guessing).
There are things about all of this that I find troubling, but that's due to #1 on that list above.