Someone needs to explain the new Surface tablets to me.
First of all, people keep saying referring to it as if it's one device, but from what I can tell Win8 RT is no more closely related to Win8 than iOS is to OS/X. So in fact they're making two completely different devices in similar-looking cases.
I am roughly 110% sure the RT version will be dead on arrival. Their most plausible customers are people buying it by mistake, thinking it will run their Windows apps. I have yet to hear anyone, anywhere, express interest in writing or porting an app of any kind to Windows RT. So it's an iPad, plus a slightly more convenient keyboard, minus roughly 650,000 apps. And, not for nothing, also minus the cachet of Apple and the nerd street cred of Android.
It may be quite nice, but so are Windows 7 phones. So good luck with that.
I see no reason that the Intel version won't sell at least a few. But it's not really a tablet. It's a notebook with what will turn out to be a mostly unused touchscreen. Developers aren't going to put any effort into writing real touch apps when 99% of their user base will be using something other than the Surface, and won't have a touch screen.