Here's my problem with the Surface (using a Pro). Microsoft is trying to bring Windows to the tablet with Windows 8, but right now its clearly not in the right place. I took a Surface home last night to do some remote work and it was a nightmare to use.
First of all, the on screen keyboard would not even pop up if I was in the "Classic View" (AKA not the tiles). I had to manually press the keyboard button on the bottom every time (which is pretty small). Second, using remote desktop to access my work computer, no onscreen keyboard at all. I had to click the tiny start menu items and find the windows 7 keyboard in the accessibility folder. The buttons were way too small for me to press accurately. I got fed up and downloaded the Remote Desktop app from the Windows store (so I can use it in the tile mode)
Guess what? Still no on screen keyboard. I got so fed up trying to make the darn thing work that I just powered it down and used my Nexus 7 (Which oddly, HAS an on screen keyboard in the Remote Desktop app released by Microsoft... hmmm). The problem is that Microsoft is compromising the desktop experience trying to make it work with tablets but on the flip side, the tablet side of things isn't really there either. Its stuck in limbo and in my opinion, you're better off paying for an iPad or Android tablet. They are at least designed to function like a tablet, where as the Windows tablet just seems like a bad experiment. #Windows8 #Opinion