For the longest time I’ve wanted a tablet that would be a fully functional desktop replacement. Back when the Toshiba Portege was around, I marveled at the idea of a laptop that doubled as a tablet. It was a great idea, but clunky. The stylus and touch mechanisms weren’t very smooth, and back then they were clearly early market versions that didn’t quite reach a polished product.
When the iPhone released, I like everyone, loved the touch screen, but I also immediately thought, “Wow. Wouldn’t it be great to make that whole screen a tablet that ran a full OS?” My dream was coming closer to reality.
Along comes the iPad. Well, I was really excited. And, equally disappointed when I heard it only ran iOS. Why hasn’t anyone developed a touch screen laptop replacement?
So, when the Surface was released, I was stoked. But then came the bad reviews. I mulled this over for several months. Then in May, Zack finally convinced me to just get it. Even with the bad battery life, the baby eco-system, the buggy Windows 8 OS, I can finally grasp and hold a tablet style laptop replacement. And he was right.
I waited almost 7 years for this. Go get it. And so I did. And I haven’t regretted it since.