Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Microsoft Surface: Why is the new tablet so much worse than the iPad? - Slate Magazine

Excerpt from another Surface RT review suggesting perhaps all hope lies in the Pro
"The Surface’s shortcomings are puzzling. Microsoft has been working on the technology in this device for years. When it decided to create its own hardware, it had to have known that making a good first impression against the iPad would be the key to the Surface’s long-term survival. The Surface is also the most celebrated home for Windows 8, the touch-friendly operating system that Microsoft is hoping will become a big hit on tablet machines. In other words, a lot—for Microsoft, perhaps everything—is riding on the Surface. So as I used it, I was nagged by a recurring question: Why is the Surface so bad?"
Microsoft Surface: Why is the new tablet so much worse than the iPad? - Slate Magazine
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