The Surface is a failure! It has to be one the worse devices I ever used in its price range. Why do you all think MS is stating they will support it for so long? By that time the battery will be dead. Anyone who plans on keeping a tablet like the surface for more than 2 years is truly lost. after the 2 year mark these devices become dated like most cell phones and there internal battery depreciate
Also, Office is a great program, but totally pointless for business use on a device like the surface (MS did not give Outlook with it! Plz MS stick a pencil in my eye and Blame it on Apple). No business is going to adopt the surface on a grand scale. MS is in a bind when it comes to office and Windows. How much can really be improved.
Right now when hardware (Even the average entry level PC) is over powering software, what does Microsoft do? They water down the OS and Office. I have Office 2013 and it does not compare to office 2010. Most business and non-profits I know of do not care for office 2010, or 2013. There is only so much you can do with office before you realize you need Quick-Books or Adobe or ETC. In fact the only 2 MS Office programs most businesses need are Word and Outlook. I use Abode software for my presentations, people love the visuals and aftermath interaction that Adobe custom presentations allow.
Also, look at what MS is doing to it's websites. MS is watering them all down so they now look like Facebook rip-offs. It is horrendous! Metro UI may just destroy MS. Not the idea of a full screen start, but the design. I spit on MS at this moment in time!
Look at the MS App store. It is really bad, I think they stole it from the mutated bird boy with no legs and no eyes that live down the street from me. I think his name is suckerbirg Edited by nsseriouspanda - 11/26/12 at 3:27am