Official debut of Surface (and Windows RT) is tonight, but it seems that this game may have already been lost by Microsoft. They did it again, they had a good product, but they didn’t know what to do with that… First reviews seem to confirm all my fears:
- Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/microsoft-surface-rt-review/) - ”So, if gaming and music and movies and reading are what you’re looking to enjoy, then we might advise sitting this one out for a few months …”
- TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/23/microsoft-surface-rt-review/) - "Should you buy the Surface RT? No."
- Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/surface/) - "Surface RT is undone by too many little annoyances, cracks, and flaws.", "Should you buy it? No.", "I pity Microsoft’s retail staff."
- The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3540550/microsoft-surface-review) - "Instead of being a no-compromise device, it often feels like a more-compromise one."
- New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/technology/personaltech/microsoft-unveils-the-surface-its-first-tablet-review.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&) - ”Little inconsistencies and bafflements are everywhere.”, ”And how ironic that what lets the Surface down is supposedly Microsoft’s specialty: software.”
- Wired (http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/10/microsoft-surface/) - "You’ll find a better selection of apps at your local TGI Friday’s."
- … there’s nothing interesting in WinStore.
- … nothing unique, no true distinguisher ("platform seller", "exclusive").
- … and many, crucial applications (users of other platforms are accustomed to) are missing.