04 Jul 2012
I think Microsoft has missed the boat here (Microsoft Surface: insanely brilliant or a suicidal folly?). The rate of growth in the tablet market is declining and prices are dropping. OK, Ballmer & Co are tackling Apple's weakness in the workplace, but unless the Surface is cheaper than a laptop I can't see many companies going for it.
As for its potential as a personal iPad replacement, we’ll have to see what Windows 8 is like; but unless the whole package comes in at a really competitive price, the Surface would seem to be little more than a very elaborate advert for Windows 8.