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With the announcement of Surface Tablet, many have been impressed. Not since January 2009, when Steve Jobs stood on stage and showed off the iPad was a change in technology so prevalent. While the idea of a tablet was not surprising, the idea of a tablet that could work just like your desktop or laptop is definitely the next step.
I don’t know how Surface will fair. In all reality, it could fail worse than the Lisa, or Newton. Phantom game console, or any other vaporware. But what it did do was usher in a new era. One of design and size. One that embraces the next generation.
Now there were a few gaping holes in this Surface announcement. The biggest one was this device did not have 4G built-in. For a “Next Generation” mobile machine, something like 4G is very important. Especially since you can only hold 64 GB on the machine. You need a cloud service to hold documents, video and audio. You don’t want to have to carry a portable hard drive – otherwise, why are we slimming down the machine if we have to carry so many accessories?
The new ARM Surface tablet won’t be out until October. The Surface Pro won’t come out until 2013. I personally was impressed to the point where I’m thinking of getting a Surface. If it’s running a full version of software, I could travel with 2-3 of these machines to match 1 of my laptops.
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