As you've no doubt heard, Microsoft has been strongly competing with Apple in the tablet market for first place. Unfortunately, it looks like the Surface will have to settle for a silver medal. There are some rather noticeable set backs (you can only connect to the internet via wi-fi). However, all is not lost; the Surface will be garnering some of the finest innovations of this past year, specifically Gorilla Glass's latest contribution to computer screens, as well as a custom-designed keyboard for your typing and web-browsing convenience. All in all, the Surface may not surpass the iPad's success, but it's a worthy addition to the tablet library.
"Microsoft Surface, the tablet running Windows 8 or Windows RT with the nifty keyboard cover, sure looks like it's gunning for Apple's iPad. But the more we hear about it, the more it seems Ballmer and company's new hardware play may be packing a BB gun rather than a bazooka.
Granted, there's a lot to like about the Surface -- the new Windows OS is intriguing, Gorilla Glass is great and that integrated stand is the kind of design ingenuity we'd expect from a company located a little further south on the Pacific coast.
But with so many unanswered questions around price, availability and other features, I'm left with a familiar youthful trepidation. Microsoft reminds me of the crazy uncle who often promises the coolest gifts, but can't be counted on to actually show up to your birthday party and deliver the goods. Here's four reasons why the Surface has me steeling against potential disappointment, and why Apple can probably breathe easy:"