Just checked my camera roll, I have not taken a single pic with my camera since getting the SP2 on release day...Sacrifices inevitably have to be made and when you make a sacrifice, someone is always going to be unhappy. If you were to take a poll on how many people who purchased any Surface machine, how many of them would depend on the Surface as for taking photos. I bet not one out of 500 depend on the Surface as there camera or camcorder. The majority of us carry a smart phone in our pockets with a much better camera then is installed on any of the Surfaces.
I hate this way of thinkingHonestly....the Surface 2 is their Flagship Tablet. They created the Pro line because the needed to not necessarily because they wanted to...
They view the Pro line as a Business Class Machine, but isn't the future, where the Surface 2 is much more in line with trajectory they want to pursue.
It is because in the last 10 years the desktop x86 Application World has been a desert, of the top 10 x86 desktop applications both number 1 and 2 (by a long shot) are designed to pull you from the Microsoft ecosystem and those are Chrome (top by a huge margin) and i-Tunes...I hate this way of thinking
I kinda like your statement, but I must be out of date a bit. Not sure what an absolute whopper is. I get this picture of a TV ad I see all the time of a bunch of people in a meeting or something pointing their phones to take a picture. Can you see this one guy holding up his Surface to grab a shot and people in back of him yelling, "put that monster phone down". Incidentally, have you noticed that phones are getting pretty big. I'd even like to have one those Nokia 1520s. I know I might have to start carrying a purse with me for my phone though. The large screen though would be nice for this old boys eyes. "Hey, put that phone down. I can't see around it."Anyone who pulls out a tablet to take a picture is an absolute whopper in my opinion!
I understand this, maybe I'm just trying to hold on to the past! I got my free Surface 2 delivered yesterday and I'm almost tempted to keep it and sell my Surface Pro, I guess there's not that many .exe applications I need these days. Mainly just IRC, Audacity & Virtual DJ atm... but it's not being able to install everything, just in case!It is because in the last 10 years the desktop x86 Application World has been a desert, of the top 10 x86 desktop applications both number 1 and 2 (by a long shot) are designed to pull you from the Microsoft ecosystem and those are Chrome (top by a huge margin) and i-Tunes...
The desktop while needed for Business, Professionals or Prosumers and Gamers it offers nothing but an exit of the platform for consumers. We as computer enthusiasts can lament the eventual slide of the desktop to a niche or make the Modern UI work (leaving us some vestige of the desktop) or move to Android/iOS.