The Microsoft Surface Pro will be sold starting in January. Before the product has a chance to hit the streets many were quick to predict its failure.
What amazes me is that "experts" like John Dvorak make comments like, "I do not see why anyone would buy the even more expensive unit unless he or she was going to use it as an odd sort of desktop replacement."
I have been a fan and follower of technology writer John C. Dvorak for many years. Dvorak has been ahead of the curve on many issues. But like so many experts, Dvorak is an expert at giving his opinion. That does not mean he is an expert in every facet of technology. In the case of the Microsoft Surface Pro he makes many generic points just to justify his remarks.
Friday Microsoft officially launched their new Surface tablet computer lineup and their new operating system Windows 8.
It is the start of a new era as Microsoft rolls out a single system of both hardware and software. Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system attempts to straddle both the personal computer market as well as the expanding tablet market.
The Windows 8 Surface tablet computers come in two different models, the Surface RT which works like a tablet and Surface Pro which is more like a traditional notebook.
Also rolling out this week, Microsoft expanded their retail presence in a shopping mall near you with the addition of 34 holiday season pop-up stores in addition to the permanent retail stores that have been popping up over the last few years.