FWIW, I am looking at getting another tablet for the house this Christmas so I am considering whether to get another iPad, an iPad Mini, a Nexus 7 or a Windows tablet.
The thing that surprises me the most is the high cost. I really expected the Surface to be $50 to $100 cheaper than the iPad. $719 (for the device and cover) just seems really overpriced but I am reserving judgement until I can actually play with one of these devices.
IN reviewing the specs, however, I still can't my head around the following:
Resolution: 1366 x768
Touch: 5-point multi-touch
The resolution is iPad 2 level resolution so the truer price comparison is the iPad2 at $419.
Also I thought the iPad had 10 point touch? Not sure how much this comes into play for the average user but it may be significant in touch typing applications.
Some features aren't included in Windows RT:
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Center
I know Media Player will be available from the Windows store but really? The fact that a media player does not come stock from the device really is suspicious.
Frankly, I don't want to have to buy a tablet and then potentially have to spend hours installing, troubleshooting and tweaking Windows software.
Maybe the install will be seamless but, if so, why not have it factory installed?
Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final version are not for use in commercial, nonprofit, or revenue generating activities. Commercial license options available (sold separately).
What the hell does that mean? If I write a story that gets published does it suddenly mean I have to pay for Office? If you take work from home and work on it, do you have to buy Office RT?
How does MS control what is commercial and what is home use?