Words that sum up my thoughts on the June 18, 2012 announcement from Microsoft of the new Surface tablets that will run various flavors of Windows 8: Wow. Game-changer. Stunning. Exciting.
Will I get one? Not in the foreseeable future, which is 99% a financial decision. Would I like one? Yes, it would be fun to compare a Surface tablet with an iPad 2. :) I think the biggest chicane to widespread adoption is the traditional one - applications. Without compelling apps, people won't buy it. That's been the key, IMHO, to Apple's success with the iPod and iPad - Apps, lots of apps, and lots of high-quality apps. Hey, here's a sure-fire way to kick-start sales - have PopCap announce a Plants vs. Zombies sequel that will be exclusive to the Surface tablets for the first 12 months. :D