Strategists and Economists
It would be an interesting experience to sit in on a MS Strategists and Economists meeting in order to try and understand the reasoning behind the pricing structure but anyway....it seems to have some positive points
Yes, it can run full blown windows programs.
Yes, it is almost as good as Windows 7. ( W8 meh, yes I have tried it for several weeks and still dont like TIFKAM).
Yes, it is VERY expensive.
Yes, the Touch Surface is more of a gadget than a utility but the keyboard is damned usefull for anything mildly serious.
Yes, it is light and that means a few hundred less grams, even kilos for some, to lug about, always a good thing.
No, it will never have the Apple Shinyness but then again that really doesn't matter in the office.
It is a serious BYOD because it can get locked down as any other device running W7 / W8. This is a good thing...even though I don't care for BYOD. ( no need for Citrix sessions for example )
Will it be a success, I doubt it.. Competition is strong, its' not a tablet, its not an Ultrabook, its ok on portability. It probably wont appeal to the public at large but corporations will definately have a look at this seriously.
Lets wait and see what battery life it has in the real world.
Lets wait for some serious bashing about in the train, the car, the office floor and see how it stands up.... We will need to see an industrial/military version also ( toughbook style)..
An I interested in one , yes, but not at that price, if it were to drop to the 400 Euro mark, keyboard included, I would snap one up.
It will be interesting to follow this one. I hate W8 but I quite like the idea of the Surface Pro.....hhhmmmmm
Will it run W7 correctly......