Why did I get a Microsoft Surface?

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.

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