Microsoft Surface Powered Up
This is the Surface tablet with Touch Cover in place.
Surface is not a tablet. It’s a PC in tablet’s clothing. Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft’s new slab device looks and, in many ways, acts like a tablet, but at its core, it’s a Windows Personal Computer. This simple fact makes Surface an excellent companion device for Windows desktops and laptops, but also makes it unlikely to challenge the iPad.
I’ve now spent almost a full week using Surface, doing my best to leave aside not just my Apple iPad, but my ultra-portable Windows 8 laptop as well. If Surface weren’t hiding a traditional Windows core behind that Windows Design skin, I doubt I would have been successful.
What Is It
On the surface (yes, I went there), Surf…