Lol, one man's "hate" is another man's objective analysis.Hmm...interesting all this coming from a Pro owner. With all that hate, what would you recommend for SP lookers?
The Surface Pro II must be dramatically better than the Surface Pro I or it will fail just as badly as the Surface Pro I. Why wouldn't it? The problem with the Surface Pro I was the form factor. It is a tablet that can be an ultrabook. Everyone else is doing ultrabooks that can be a tablet. Why is that? Does MS have some magical vision that no one actually in the business of making computers has?
But how can MS make the SP II dramatically better and keep the cost lower than more full-featured hybrids? They can't. All they can do is offer a refresh on a device which has already failed badly in the marketplace. That's like putting a fresh coat of paint on the Edsel. Hopefully MS isn't that stupid.
Surface II will succeed (partly because MS will have no competition and at the right price, there is a niche for that tablet). Surface Pro II will bomb.