re: Microsoft Should Get Out Of The Device Business
I'm convinced that the Surface Pro will end up being a winner. Like many, I didn't want to suffer through another Vista experience, so I promised myself I'd wait for what I guess is now designated as Windows 8.1.
Now I am convinced that when I make the switch it will be in 2014 when the Surface Pro 2 Docking Station is available and I'll be using:
1. As my new tablet a Surface Pro 2 128 GB (which has approximately 85 GB storage available for user content), with the Power Cover, a 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC Class 10 Memory Card, and a flash drive (if needed), to supplement, if not replace, my iPad 1 instead of a new replacement iPad.
2. As my desktop computer the same Surface Pro 2 in the Docking Station, with my current 25" non-touch monitor, and through the four USB ports the keyboard, mouse, scanner, and 1TB external USB backup drive I'm using right now.
I am bemused by those who discuss the lack of apps. The Surface Pro runs something called "software" which is simply unavailable on other tablets. It's what I depend on for computing. And the nice folks at Amazon make a Kindle App for Windows as do most other creators of the "apps" I use on my iPad 1. Even Apple iTunes runs on a Windows computer.
Of course, maybe I'm expecting more than the Surface Pro 2 can deliver, but somehow I think it will do what I want it to do. And I don't think I'll be alone in my choice.