Yup. If all goes well, we'll have a contender, for sure.
My take on the RT Surface is that it's not ready for prime time. If my iPad worked like an RT Surface, I would consider it broken. Not impressive and it took me all of 15 minutes to put it in the 'irrelevant' bin. Later, when the Intel unit ships, I'll give it another look. MS has plenty of time and money to get it right, but the RT was rushed and I can see early adopters being set up for a 2013 disappointment.
Meanwhile, Apple has the market AND Apple has the +$1000 market for computers, virtually 100%. Fascinating change in roles.
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