Mobility has become a key requirement on any IT Infrastructure and Tablet form factor and itâ€™s eco system mange to grab the industry attention big time. Microsoft has response to the change and they have come up with own hardware integrated with Windows 8 to retain and regain the market leader in computing. Concept behind the tablet is nothing new , I remember we been trying to push X series IBM notebooks, due to huge list of limitations it was not a practical approach and then apple launched a counter strike with its own innovation skills and the style change the way we think about tablets.
Lets talk more on Microsoft Surfaceâ€¦
Whatâ€™s unique on Microsoft Surface ?
Main feature and the M$ advantage is both seamless software and hardware integration, Microsoft has been the leader on software and team knows in and out how the operating system communicate with hardware, also M$ hardware such as Keyboard n Mouse has been known for solid peace of devices with excellent build quality. until I get hands on the device I am unable to post any comments but hypothetically I would say M$ knows better than anyone in industry to integrate both worlds.
Hardware and craftsmanship
Microsoft Surface is a complete solid device it offer almost all the common industry standards plus new features such as 2 MIMO antenna’s built in kick stand and font and rear facing HD cams. talking more on the Microsoft research team results on VaporMg both scratch- and wear-resistant and weighs about 1.5 pounds. entire specification and a real challenge for competition.
Touch Cover / Type Cover
Cover is not a must when you have Gorilla glass II and VaporMg Cover but its a syndrome that we all want a cover for our tablets, I remember I had same type of cover my my Galaxy Tab 7â€ , same concept as touch cover for surface but Bluetooth connected and I had to charge it using USB port. also the device I had cost around 80$ but still the plastic and the synthetic leather they used is not up to the standards. typical scenario when you buy a tablet you buy cover and few more accessories with the device but after sometimes you end up removing the, and use it with your fingers, but Microsoft made it bit more attracted here to made us irresistible to leave the cover at home.
Windows 8 RT and Desktop OS | Anyone Confused ??
Few people already ask me ,whatâ€™s going to happen ? is this going to replace entire computer hardware industry or can they just dump entire set of hardware and keep one single Microsoft Surface as the primary device.
Windows 8 is a rescue mission for Microsoft, with apples iOS innovation M$ was forced to develop mobile friendly multi touch based OS without losing legacy operating system , windows 8 has done an awesome job of integrating all together and able to get very positive comments from the market already.
Surface runs ARM based RT version with all basic features you need and it will support metro apps available on Market place, I am yet to find legacy application compatibility on RT version
Surface Pro will have all desktop features and it will be almost same as you run your windows 8 pro notebook. assume it has domain federation as well.
Should I Replace my Notebook with Microsoft Surface
Itâ€™s too early to make that assumption, but according to my personal views I would strongly trust and keep my hopes on Microsoft that this could replace notebooks, tablets 😀 ( I mean iPadâ€™s ) , even trough we have lot of alternatives windows has been primary OS for most of them ( MOST OF THEM) windows is nothing strange and user adaptability is very high, when both hope computer and your surface runs on same operating system soon you will come to conclusion â€œ why do I need two device ?â€ and get rid of your traditional hardware. this could happen over the yearsÂ , business users can gain the same advantage or using single handy device on work and take home surface and continue work.
â€œ Its time to say Bye to synchronization â€œ
In common we own few devices , Laptop, Desktop (Maybe) , Tablet , Mobile and Game consoles and we spend lot of time syncing our data between each device also it consume data and we have to log in to multiple sessions that could lead to a security vulnerabilities. Google has been really smart on here but using single device will make life easy.Â both iOS , Android apps works the same as desktop apps but it has never been the same experience in real world . until now I have never met a person who replace his notebook or desktop with a tablet. when we can have all our desktop legacy apps on tablet and if it support HDMI monitor to work on large apps like Photoshop , your problem is been solved 😀
both iPad and Android Tabs will have a disadvantage compare to surface, both of them will have the gap between legacy apps and mobile apps. Microsoft gain the full advantage here with super cool Microsoft Surface.
Pricing will be a major fact , Assume they will releaseÂ RT with the price range of 400-600US$ and Pro over 700-900$
No information related to 3G or 4G connectivity, but I am confident M$ will not make any mistake over here.
people are curious on battery life but still no official information, battery life is very critical factor on mobile computing and with all this features at least the device should serve smaller to ultra book , approximatelyÂ 9 hours.