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Mon, 29 Oct 2012

Which tablet to go for?

Microsoft has just introduced the Windows 8 O/S and the Surface RT ARM-based tablets last Friday.

I will probably upgrade to Windows 8 on some of my machines; but I am quite tempted by a Surface Pro tablet with an associated keyboard. That's a Surface Pro, not a Surface RT. If there is one reason I am considering leaving the iPad world is that I am irritated at the various ways that Apple is limiting the way I can use the computing device I have purchased... I don't want to end up in the same situation with a Surface device, so I want the flexibility of adding any Windows application I wish onto my Surface device. Hence exit Surface RT, welcome Surface Pro.

Now, of course the Surface Pro will certainly not have all of the characteristics I am looking for in an Ultrabook, but then the usefulness of the format is probably enough to make me buy one.

But I don't think I want a Surface RT. Just like I wasn't interested in Windows NT on MIPS or Alpha!
Too bad I have to wait until 2013 to buy a Pro :-(

PS. Let's see if I wait or if I end up buying an Ultrabook before then... perhaps some nice machines will come out with Windows 8?!

/hardware | Posted at 14:32 | permanent link