Also, now that we've all had a say on the Apple/sheep/ etc. comments, let's GET BACK ON-TOPIC. Start a new thread in the Off-Topic forum for more discussion about the Apple stuff, etc.
The Surface Pro is a Windows PC, period. It's real competitors are other PC devices, not Mac devices.
No one can truly write a column or post that legitimately and effectively informs the reader as to why he/she should move from one platform to the other. The fact is, when shifting between devices on the same platform, then all you have to deal with are the nuances between the devices; on the other hand, when shifting between platforms, then you are having to deal with the nuances between the devices and platforms.
The bottom line is that the PC platform is not well-suited for everybody and, similarly, the Mac platform is not well-suited for everybody. It all boils down to the User's needs; thus, in those situations where it truly is an either/or decision, then at that point it is just a matter of comparing devices and choosing the one that the User prefers.
I'm ready to brag and boast about my SP3 and why I love it and why it works for me, but I'll never be ready to generically suggest to others to switch to my device and/or platform just because I love it and it works for me. To provide someone with a legitimate and effective recommendation requires that I first know his/her requirements.
That's as well partly their fault by comparing the SP3 with the MBA and iPA on stage. As a matter of fact, MS is the first one to compare the SP3 to a Mac, that's almost inviting everybody else to do the same.The Surface Pro is a Windows PC, period. It's real competitors are other PC devices, not Mac devices.
No, not true.True. But by that logic, no one can actually make any kind of a recommendation at all.
I agree and I'm convinced the only reason they are doing it is because they do not want to offend the OEMs--the very partners they depend on to build up the Windows ecosystem.That's as well partly their fault by comparing the SP3 with the MBA and iPA on stage. As a matter of fact, MS is the first one to compare the SP3 to a Mac, that's almost inviting everybody else to do the same.
While I know that some Wintel tablets are nasty, the SP series, especially the SP3 is definitely far from that word.The Surface Pro is like a hairy, nasty sport bike while non-Windows/Intel products are like cute little Mopeds. I'll take my tablet with black leather...