Before I get into talking about Microsoft Surface, let me rant a bit:
Little Rant about anti Microsoftism
It is really a shame that Microsoft cannot catch a break from all the complainers. It seems like no matter what Microsoft does, their stuff is just not good enough. I am not a fan of Microsoft when they do wrong. I never liked Vista, and just the thought of Windows Millennium makes me want to gag. However, Microsoft is getting it’s act together. So we need to give them a shot. Here is a the main reason why :
We need better competition for better consumer products. If Microsoft goes down, Apple gets to monopolize the world, and then Apple will own the world. Yep they already trademarked iWorld!
Surface vs Ipad
Now to the Surface.The best way to describe surface is to compare it with our beloved product Ipad. We are all awestruck by Ipad’s beauty, elegance and simplicity. But in back of our heads, we all know that we don’t need it. It doesn’t fulfil our real needs. Which is why most people have a laptop with their Ipads. A simple question arises here: what if that elegance is combined with the actual power of a laptop. Well, you don’t have to wait. There are plenty of flip-tops and tablets available that come close to that combination. However, only with surface we will see the real combination of beauty, elegance, simplicity, and power. The power that can fulfill our needs.
To support my points, lets compare some specs here:
Surface: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in
Ipad 2: 9.50 x 7.31 x .37 in
Surface: | Chip: NVIDIA T30 • System memory: 2 GB RAM
Ipad 2: Dual-core Apple A5X
Surface: Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing
Ipad 2: 5-megapixel iSight camera
Surface: | Full-size USB 2.0 • microSDXC card reader • Headphone jack • HD video out port • Cover port
Ipad 2: Nothing special beside headphone pin
Surface: Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer
Ipad 2: Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope
So why above features are important. Well, these features will give you the beauty , elegance and simplicity, and the power will come from Windows 8 OS. Let me make that more specific:
You can run all legacy Windows applications on it (note only pro version of surface has this ability)!