Josh Topolsky wasn’t a fan of the Surface, but Anand Shimpi seems to like it:
After using Microsoft’s Surface for the past week I can say that I honestly get it. This isn’t an iPad competitor, nor is it an Android tablet competitor. It truly is something different. A unique perspective, not necessarily the right one, but a different one that will definitely resonate well with some (not all) users.
I won’t spoil the (very thorough) review for you, but every page and feature seems to include the caveat that it’s a 1.0 product which, in a sea of products that have been on the market for years, doesn’t seem good for consumers. It’s definitely an interesting take on the tablet, but I think it’s going to be a hard sell right now. It really is a gorgeous product, though.