Matt Baxter-Reynolds argues that Microsoft’s new Surface tablet isn’t really about competing with the iPad. It’s about being able to use Microsoft Office on a tablet.
With the kickstand out, Type Cover keyboard deployed, and Word fired up, the Surface is an absolute joy to use. It's a truly, almost unfathomably good computing experience. I instantly went from "meh, what's the point of this thing?" to "OMG - this is the best device ever!"
That’s interesting … there’s a lot of people who’s biggest problem with tablets is the difficulty of getting their new ideas into it … since everyone agrees that the iPad is a great way to get older ideas out.