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MS is simply rehashing a tired old unsuccessful formula with the SP. Sure, it's smaller and lighter than their previous attempts at convertible laptops, but that's about it. They still think you can just use a touch screen device running software that was not designed for touch input. Oh, wait you say? It's not a laptop it's a tablet? Then why is the only real selling point the "fact" that you can run legacy desktop applications on it? Which of course demand the use of...
One would think RIM would be providing ringers to the press - just to make sure this type of thing doesn't happen.  It will be interesting to see what percentage of failure per handset they end up having.
Why does anyone need to touch the screen on a laptop?  Or desktop?  In their present form where your hands operate on a plane almost 90 degrees different than the screen, how is touching the screen even something considered to be normal or desired?  I would argue that the thing Apple will go after on laptops and desktops (iMac and Mac Pro) will be an even bigger trackpad.  Maybe even a virtual keyboard / trackpad combination.  That would make sense, allowing your hands to...
I've emailed Ed asking him how he got to 92gb of usable space on the Air.  He asks in the article title, who's being honest - and frankly he's being dishonest or disingenuous at best, with this comparison.  The honest answer is that Windows is a hog of an OS and there is no sense making comparisons and trying to suggest otherwise.   The question supporters of MS should be making is "Why doesn't MS figure out how to trim down the OS for mobile hardware?"  Of course I...
I hope they meant this article to be symbolic of BB's loss, cause losing 250 BB carrying officials doesn't even seem newsworthy to me.
I'm really surprised all the focus is still on producing higher res screens and so little is being focused on reducing screen glare.  Apple did a pretty good job with the iMac, but the iPad (4 for me) is just too reflective under too many situations.  They've (Corning) figured out how to make the glass thin, strong, scratch resistant and (relatively speaking) light - why no focus on glare resistance or reduction?
Hmm, OSX 10.10 - isn't that OSXXX?
I've heard several people talk about the Surface Pro being great for doing photoshop work, but as noted above, I just cannot see photo professionals going gaga over doing serious (professional) work on a 10" screen.  Not that I think a professional would any more use an iPad for doing said work.  These types of comments of the Surface Pro being great because...sound like red herrings to me.  Same goes for running legacy programs, designed and built to be run on a desktop...
I'm sticking with the notion that it is a half-baked concept that is really just a small screened ultra book or netbook that can sort of work like a tablet (in landscape only mode, that is).  And I'm sorry, but using between 1/3 to 2/3's of the available marketed memory for the OS is not normal.  It's just wasteful to try to address the "needs" of a population of users and software companies that are unwilling to move forward and program around a new OS.  
Hmmm, great idea.  You've just suggested making a small laptop!  My guess is that the next step will be to include a battery in the keyboard cover, just to give the Surface Pro usability beyond a couple of hours.  Then they'll have a 4+ lb netbook sized laptop, which of course will just destroy any hope Apple has of selling MacBook Air 11" models...
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