I'm not entirely sure how to take Microsoft's recent announcement that it is entering the hardware market with its own tablet. On the one hand, leading by example is a great idea and I'm sure many OEMs will try ti mimic or augment Microsoft's vision for tablets running Windows 8. It looks good and the first impressions are very promising. From a tablet standpoint, its a better fit for many users than the iPad, assuming that Surface
actually uses proper x86 processors. I'll still comment on Windows 8 on ARM Runtime (WART) in a later article, but for Surface
to really succeed it needs to run in a proper x86 environment. If its on WART, it will fail.