November 1, 2012

Surface Tablet Will Be a Disaster for Microsoft

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


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I got to play with a Microsoft Surface tablet over the weekend and developed some unique opinions. I've concluded that the device will be a disaster for Microsoft but not for any obvious reasons. In fact, it is sturdy and fun and should sell well in the Microsoft stores once people begin to handle it.

The problem is not the quality of the device or the very functional Windows 8 experience you get on it. It didn't even dawn on me that this device will not run normal Windows software. In fact, I forgot that I was playing with Windows RT. That's the problem.

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