Back in June Microsoft held a huge press event to unveil its first foray into the world of tablet computing since Apple changed the market with the iPad. The Microsoft Surface was revealed, though any real details over its specs or pricing were harder to come by. Until now.
Earlier this week Microsoft finally revealed how the Microsoft Surface shaped up against the competition, and, crucially, how much one would cost to buy. The results are mixed, with many people expressing surprise and/or disappointment at the relatively high price point. But a Windows 8 tablet with Office pre-installed on it could still be a winner. It’s time to poll you, the MakeUseOf readership, for your views on the product.
This Week’s Question…
What Do You Think Of The Microsoft Surface?
Now that the full details of Microsoft Surface (at least the RT version) have surfaced we want to know what you think of it. First of all head on over to the official Surface website to get a true oversight of the device. Then come back here and express your views on it in the comments section below.
Do you like the aesthetic look Microsoft has gone for with the Surface? What about the specs? Is the price – starting at $499 and going all the way up to $699 – right for the Microsoft Surface RT? Should Microsoft have pushed the price down in order to take the fight to Apple?
Is the number of apps currently available from the Windows Store going to be a major problem for Surface? Will you be pre-ordering a Microsoft Surface RT or will you be waiting to see what the reviews say first? Are you more interested in a Microsoft Surface Pro, which is currently listed as “Coming Soon?” It’s time to have your say.
All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us. One reader will be chosen for the coveted ‘Comment Of The Week’, getting their name up in lights, the respect of other readers, and 150 MakeUseOf points to use for Rewards or Giveaways (as long as they are registered when making said comment). What more motivation than that do you need to respond?
We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to start a conversation. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.