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I have to say that visually, the Surface looks like the screen from a netbook or small form factor laptop, while in landscape mode.  In portrait mode, it just plain looks wrong in your hands.  It's far too skinny to be representative of a book or magazine.  It's clear MS did not think through its use as a tablet - they're simply saying it could be used like a tablet, but the real use is as a small form laptop / netbook replacement.   The tapered edges look cheap to me,...
I'm guessing it's the obvious that Apple is talking about in a lot to cover.  A lot of products, that is.  New iPad, iPad mini, MacBook Pro's, Mac Pro, Cinema Display, Mavericks release.   We've already seen the new iPad covers, nothing new or stunning there.  I doubt Apple has figured out a larger iPad, but maybe.  Not sure they need to offer that up - yet.  They can talk up A7 processor and fingerprint scanner and new screens (IGZO maybe) and these things along would...
The new model will be a big upgrade just because of the form factor, IMHO. The tapered back is just not easy to hold on to. The flat back of the mini is so much better. Hopefully they can shed some weight off the full sized ipad as well. Maybe add in the fingerprint sensor and I can't imagine how they'll improve it beyond that.
I'm surprised Delta would even go out on a limb like this and state they're making the switch, without first getting clearance from the FAA and second, having operational devices with which to do initial testing. Seems like this has the potential to really go badly for both MS and Delta - should the device not get clearance from the FAA and/or the device not work similarly to the iPad.
 I agree - was thinking about getting a new mba 13", but for the money, I'm now leaning more towards the iMac 21" with FD.  My wife has an early '13 21" iMac with FD that rocks.  I love how FD keeps me from worrying about drive space, like I have with my 128gb Air.  You get the best of both worlds, tremendous storage space and speed of ssd, without having to do anything. I don't understand how anyone would buy a traditional spinning hd if they've ever worked on an ssd...
Some reporter needs to do an investigative report on these "analysts".  How about a public review of their performance over time?  They are making investment suggestions - so we should understand just how correct they are or have been in their prognostication over time.
I can't help but think, as I did from the release of the Surface [1] tablets, that MS is really thinking of them as laptops with removable keyboards.  Or maybe the keyboards are not really removable because you really kind of need them to run all the desktop applications they keep mentioning work on the Surface.  And then you'll need a mouse too, to effectively use it like a laptop.  And you'll need to scale up (or is it down) the resolution so you can actually see what...
The Street makes decisions and predictions about lots of companies that have little to do with reality. Misek isn't any different than many financial prognosticators that have either no clue about Apple or are simply attempting to manipulate the market for financial gain. It's sad that there is no recourse against these "analysts". The media should do a better job of pointing out their historical track record so both the public and the Street can see them for what they are.
Apple is at that point, again, where they're pitching color as one of the key elements of a product. They did it when they first introduced the iMac, then the iPod and now again with the iPhone. There's nothing wrong with it - and it's no different than any clothing company revising its color palette year to year, but for MS to poke fun at Apple for this just makes me, as a consumer, think about their "kick-stand" and clicking keyboard cover and dancing people not really...
Is complex supposed to be a good thing in your reference? I see it that MS doesn't know how to create anything that for the user isn't overly complex, mostly for no good reason. Consumers, and I mean all aspects of those consuming including corporate, education, individual, etc., inherently want things to work in a way that gets out of their way, not the other way around. Apple figured this out and MS is stuck making products and software that are anything but intuitive.
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