Jim Dalrymple, writing for TechPinions:
From what I’ve seen, it seems to me that Microsoft is trying to do a similar type of dance with the Surface that it did with previous tablets. The company is trying to convince consumers that this device can be a computer and a tablet at the same time. Based on the sales of the iPad, I’m not sure that’s what consumers really want.
Microsoft’s done the tablet/full PC combo before and it has failed. Either the Surface will continue that losing streak, or they’ll be on the cutting edge. I predict the former.