And I haven't missed the fact that you never supported your statement that I find the surface to be virtually unusable. You seem to have taken some of my criticisms and spun them into what you wanted to hear.
I'd really like to meet the person who can use an On Screen Touch keyboard for typing text - or even a pen writing tool - faster than the classic Keyboard - and for block text selection a Mouse is still the best way to do it.
Touch is fine for all sorts of things - but as people say about technology "Don't throw out the Baby with the Bath water".
There's no way I could even start writing a small text base document (say Word) without using a classic keyboard.
Twatting away on the "Twatosphere" or messing around with "Farcebook" is another issue but for any sort of text composition --classic keyboard every time whether using a tablet or PC.
Actually I could probably use an old fashioned TYPEWRITER quicker than using an on screen touch keyboard. (Of course corrections etc were HIDEOUS to do -- with tippex etc. !!!).
Anybody remember using some of these ---
We still have an IBM Selectric with the wobble ball. It is still being used at times, e.g. for typing a single label or an envelope.
I must come from a sporting background as we called those "Golfballs".
Still very useful for that type of application -- but in a few years who will even understand what Snailmail is (was) or what the job of a postman was. -- Where did all the old "Comptometer Operators" go -- I remember an acoounts dept with a load of these machines clanking away constantly.
Must have been in 1958 when I worked with those machines during my university summer vacation at the Burroughs company in Frankfurt Germany. They sold a lot of them in those days.
The future of Windows RT seems iffy to me. Once real decent x86 chips get less expensive (Intel Haswell), the argument for RT isn't there anymore other than for user need, and even then, it'd be best to have an x86 based tablet PC because of the off chance that person doesn't know what they will end up installing.
Actually, speaking of such, has anyone else seen these touch enabled Acer netbooks? Just around 380 dollars if I remember correctly...