Originally Posted by Andysol
I don't understand the trackpad on it- weird.
But typing on my iPad now..... Sucks. A keyboard cover if it worked well, would be very nice. Not gonna get a surface, but I'd love for apple to do it.
Apple has let that be a third-party supplied product. I think if you got a chance to compare the 3rd-party iPad keyboard quality to the MS Surface accessory keyboard, the Surface keyboard would come out second-best.
Originally Posted by SolipsismX
I knew something else was bothering me about the ad but I couldn't put my finger on it, but that's it. The ad is more about the keyboard than the tablet, or at least the keyboard working with the tablet. Is it even included? I am under the impression the two different kinds are separate accessories, and they didn't let anyone even test them at the demo they had.
The Surface keyboard quality is a total unknown. Even Microsoft hasn't demonstrated its functionality, and like you said, no one has ever been allowed to touch the thing. My understanding is that the keyboard cover will be sold separately, and from this commercial seems to need to be disconnected from the Surface until you are ready to use it, so it may be a battery vampire.
I will say that Microsoft may regret showing the Surface being thrown about in the commercial... someone will sue them when they drop their Surface and it breaks like a Ming vase.