Opinion: Microsoft Surface - The Good, the Ugly and the Unknown

By Julio Franco
Jun 20, 2012
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  1. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,986   +66

    @mario
    I think the uniqueness of keyboard design/materials means it may take some time getting used to, even for an experienced pro, so instead of getting some bad press due to shortage of time for such demo they opted to restrict keyboard access.

    @Julio
    On the back stabbing issue, I think MS is telling its OEM partners that they need to wake up and stop producing 'generic' notebooks/tabs/pcs year after year (with some small tweaks) and lots of crapware on them, ruining the user experience. So IMHO MS is showing them how to be more creative as making another copycat of iPad is just not feasible.
    ViperSniper2 likes this.
  2. ViperSniper2

    ViperSniper2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    Yeah I have to agree with you on that to a degree and I think that's what Google's doing with Nexus devices always the first to run new Android updates to latest version. Any manufacturer or carrier can do the same thing by giving their customers the out of box Android experience, but few are willing to just leave a good thing alone!
  3. ViperSniper2

    ViperSniper2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    Are you out of your mind? There is no way you have Windows running on an ARM device, because the RT version has only been preliminarily released to developers. Therefore YOU nor any other ordinary mortals can even get Windows 8 RT (ARM) Edition!

    Just get over your 'Teh Apple is teh gOd brainwashed disorder!
  4. In the "The Ugly" section you forgot to add:

    another 16:9 tablet
    useless in portrait mode
    useless in landscape mode
  5. <windozefanboibash>
    Agree, is sad… How sad? This sad and more…

    Windows 95 Launch, People Wait in Lines, Windows 95 Plagued with Driver Problems
    http://www.conceivablytech.com/?p=2400

    Remember people getting excited about Windows ME (miserable edition) but apparently no line waiting recorded, chock one up for joe consumer!

    People wait in line for Microsoft Vista (Zune for Desktop?, "MS Windows Fail Professional")
    http://scoble.it/LJw3wl

    (photo) People wait in line to by a Windows 7 Mobile Phones at 3am ("MS Mobile Fail")
    http://bit.ly/LJwMxJ
    (photo) And the first guy to make that mistake! (doh!)
    http://thenextweb.com/?p=197429

    (photo) People wait in line for Microsoft Windows 7 (photo - dork alert!, MS Vista with coat nu paint)
    http://www.mobiletechworld.com/?p=3828


    People line up for Microsoft Store opening… not interested in Microsoft tho… just want swag
    http://bit.ly/LJx9Iq

    And you can bet they will wait in line for the MS HP Slate PC 2.0, er the MS Surface…

    Signed,
    Microsoft Bob (going Metro of course)


    </windozefanboibash>
  6. sambob

    sambob Newcomer, in training

    "Whether you like it or not, tons of people have been waiting for a fully functional desktop OS in this form factor"

    Dell Latitude ST Atom Z670, comes with a full version of Windows 7 pro.
    I think "ton's" of people need to get out more.
    I'm a patient man though, I'll wait til we get closer to a release date and we get more details on this thing before I start saying It's the "ipad killer" or "It's going the way of Microsoft bob and the Zune".


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