Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
It looks to me that MS still doesn't "get it." The Windows name alone is not going to sell devices anymore. A Windows Tablet will initially sell a certain number of units, due to pent up demand, but it's got to have a larger, longer term consumer appeal. From the specs, it's obvious that the Surface RT is aimed at consumers. To sell in large numbers, it will need to have a "wow factor", something like Apple's Retina Screen. I don't see anything like that. In order to compete with the iPad it's got to have lots of apps and easy media accessibility. Don't see that. (Instead, a lot of consumers are probably still mad at MS for ungraciously shutting down their media service a few years ago.) To compete with Android, it needs a low price and value for the money. Don't see that either.
So what does the the Surface RT have going for it? MS hype will wear off. Pent up demand will wear off. The Windows name will disappoint due to the crippled nature of RT. MS really needs to step up and give the Surface wide appeal and sell lots of units. Otherwise, it will have another Windows Phone on its hands.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary