Microsoft has entered the tablet market with its new Microsoft Surface. Part laptop, part tablet, it is a multi-functional device perfect for the commuter, the student or the stay-at-home Mom.
Microsoft is getting it in front of consumers with dedicated Microsoft staff – no third party people for their newest launch. While you can play with it and ask questions at any Microsoft store, you may want to check out your local Mall as well. Microsoft has set up speciality kiosks inside select Mall locations through the holidays.
Note that I only got to see the demo of the product. I did not get to take one home or really get an in depth review of the item. Only time with a Microsoft representative and time playing with it in the store. Note that the one downfall that I found with the item is that it will not replace your laptop as claimed. Many company software will not work with the Microsoft Surface (remote log in features, etc.) and it still acts like a tablet so you don’t get full functionality with Facebook for example – just the Facebook app. Though you can go the browser and log into Facebook via that method.
Personally, until apps have the same function as the website itself, tablets will never we as good as a laptop, especially if you are looking for features like video editing and graphic work. Though the Surface is definitely a step in the right direction compared to its competitors!
Check out this 2 minute Microsoft Surface Review Video to see all the features and see it in action!