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I was convinced that Windows 8 would be a huge flop, and I still think it has the potential to be. For a non-touch desktop machine, Windows 8 is the Black Plague, but for a tablet it could be a different story. And that's why the Surface Tablet is a potential game-changer. The iPad and its ilk are toys. The only thing they have proven is that most people don't actually NEED a full-blown computer. They want to play games, check the weather, surf the Web and make grocery lists. Tablets and smart phones are perfect for that. Me, I do need a full-blown computer, and I despise virtual keyboards. The Surface Tablet is exactly what someone like me would want. It's an actual computer -- a powerful computer -- with a touch screen AND a physical keyboard, the form factor of a tablet and an operating system actually designed to its strengths (as opposed to Windows tablets that have come before). It's essentially a foldable laptop with a touch screen. That is something I and other semi-power users might actually be interested in. If only Metro weren't so ugly... Anyway, I don't think this will be an iPad killer as many people don't need its power and don't want its complexity. But for people who actually want to get stuff done, the Surface could be the Mack truck to the iPad Flying Turtle.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
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