Originally Posted by nikon133
It is mildly interesting how extreme Apple supporters quickly jump into denial/damage control mode, isn't it?
It really has nothing to do with Apple. I am long time Windows user (Since Win 3.1) and I have never owned an Apple product in my life, but I am thinking about an iPad Mini, but it isn't really a Surface competitor in any way. I think Win8/Metro/RT is one huge mess.
5000 - 7000 apps on launch is likely the best any tablet had so far. True, iPad could run iPhone apps, but that was plain ugly, horrible experience. MS Office. For number of people I know that alone will be worth the price.
When the iPad launched it had Zero competitors. Which is massive difference than the situation today. So you can't look on the starting points as equivalent. Office is a draw for some. But how many really want to run office on a netbook screen? Using a CPU that slower than a Netbooks?
Don't like cover and kickstand? No problem. There will be more RT tablets around, enough for everyone to satisfy form factor desires.
Well this story is specific to Microsofts Surface RT, so complaints about the Rube Goldbergian keyboard setup are completely reasonably to make here. I am shocked that no review has had the balls to point out the absurdity of MS selling the equivalent of a Timex Sinclair Membrane keyboard for $100. You could buy a Timex Sinclair computer for $100 in 1982, and yet that keyboard was widely ridiculed.
Wow, that really reads like a Microsoft Press release, 8 or 9 paragraphs lauding Microsoft before we get to any actual content. Barely mentions typing on the membrane keyboard. But what is really missing is it sounds like there is no real interaction with the ecosystem at all. The conclusion seems like completely uncritical puff piece with no mention at all of the cons, and failing to consider that there are better options like a real laptop running full windows, or even a convertible laptop running real windows.
Now compare with Josh's Verge review. This isn't a cherry pick. I find Josh does the most comprehensive tech reviews.
Which one sounds like the reviewer actually spent a lot of time using the device and the ecosystem. Which conclusion actually mentions both the positives and negatives and which sounds like PR.