I've been called far worse on TR and even to my face, so no worries. I find there is an overabundance of "feature peeping" in IT, so my focus has always been how I'd use a device, and whether that device would augment and enhance my IT "tool belt." I frankly don't care if there's an extra GB or gHz somewhere on the spec sheet, if it takes 3 seconds to delete an email when the competition does it in 0.3 seconds that's a usability problem. As you clearly stated, there are dozens of news outlets that will hammer on specs and benchmarks all day long, whereas TR is trying to do something unique and show how these tools might be used effectively in the enterprise.
Windows 8 is a bold move and one that I think is in the right direction, but after my time with the Surface RT, I find the product is just not there for my usage, and the Pro doesn't address my concerns without adding additional compromises. Some aspects are tantalizingly close, but it's not tipping the scales enough to suck a grand out of my pocket just yet.
Now that the poor horse has been flogged, kicked, accused of "fanboyism", etc., ad nauseum, I'll make this my final comment. As always, I'll gladly respond to email should anyone wish to discuss this further.
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