I have been fiddling Windows 8 around my desktop and also my old Acer 1825ptz convertible tablet. I find it's performance impressive to be able to run on such lowly hardware. Of course I'm not expecting to play Crysis on my tablet but so far, reading my mails, checking out my contacts via Peaple app, and replying messages via Messaging app in Windows 8 has been superbly well. The touch factor works pretty well too.
But I think most people get mixed up between Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro. The surface runs Windows 8 RT while the Surface Pro runs Windows 8 Pro. For the Surface with Windows 8 RT, I think it defeats the purpose of having Windows. It's like having a brand new platform in competing against iOS and Android while there is a better Windows 8 which has all the apps and capabilities of Windows 8 RT, all the productivity of Windows 7 and the performance of Linux/Mac OS. The way I see it, hybrid tablets will open the path to the future such as the Surface Pro, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 and also HP Elitepad 900. IMO, these are the real future changing computing devices.
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