December 26, 2012

5 Surface Devices Microsoft Must Make

P. Thurrott, Supersite for Windows

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Microsoft’s Surface made a huge splash in 2012, but was largely disappointing because the initial model, based on ARM, offers limited compatibility with the applications and hardware people still use and the more powerful version, Surface Pro, won’t ship until the very end of January. But Microsoft needs to double-down on Surface in 2013, and dramatically expand the lineup. Here’s what I’d like to see.

To be clear, for all the negativity around Surface with Windows RT, which has sold well under expectations both inside and outside of Microsoft, this device is rock-solid from a design standpoint. I’ve previously described the look and feel and build quality of this device as being on par, if not better than, anything that Apple makes, and have...

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