Via The Guardian:
Microsoft’s Surface – the company’s first tablet computer produced in-house, and a crucial part of the software giant’s strategy to survive the decline of the PC – has been given a thumbs down by reviewers.
Verdicts published overnight in the US, the first from journalists to have tested Surface at home, have praised its touchscreen interface but slated the machine for poor resolution, being too heavy, using substandard cameras, and having a narrow selection of apps which are prone to crashing.
Good overview of several reviews from The Guardian. I’ve been reading many of the same reviews and others as I patiently wait for my review unit up here in Canada, and they all have a common theme: Surface isn’t ready. I’ll reserve judgement until I test one myself, but it seems Microsoft hasn’t learned from previous mistakes that they can’t continue to ship products before they are ready.