If it walks like a tablet...
Since iPad was the first widely successful tablet design of its kind then its easy (if not meaningless and odiotic) to call Surface an iPad knockoff particularly since ALL contemporary tables are, just as all flat screen TVs are knock offs of each other. It's the differences between the offerings that are meaningful and worthy of discussion. I don't have a computer religion or a favorite team. I want the best functionality, compatiblity and cost effectiveness. I am intrigued by this new device and it if joins domains and can be subject to group policy and run Outlook natively out of the box, then I think its going to distingush itself as have unique and valuable capabilities, whether it looks like what it is (a tablet) or not.
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