I’ve finally read through most of the Surface Pro reviews — not surprisingly, Microsoft did not send me one (though I did briefly play with a couple last week). What’s hilarious — and already pointed out by John Gruber — is that nearly every single review goes on and on about how the Surface Pro is a product full of frustrating compromises. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft’s statements while building Windows 8 that it would be all about “no compromises”.
I mean, just read Joanna Stern’s ABC News title for chrissakes: Microsoft Surface Pro Review: A Tablet/Laptop Hybrid With Compromises.
It’s almost as if Microsoft time traveled a few months ago to read today’s reviews for the Surface Pro, then went back to try to brainwash everyone with the opposite rhetoric — only to have it backfire miserably. I mean, it’s really amazing how nearly every reviewer came to exact opposite conclusion of Steven Sinofsky’s “no compromises”.
In my testing, the $999 128 GB model had 89.7 GB of free space after a clean install, up significantly from the 83 GB that was incorrectly confirmed by last week’s statement.
Ed Bott, on his Apple malware blog where he occasionally discusses Microsoft products.
6.7 extra gigabytes after a consumer-friendly clean install! Run, don’t walk to those Microsoft Stores you can’t find, people.
Are you telling me the Surface Pro doesn’t have a floppy drive? Pro my ass. Total non-starter.
(I was kidding. Sort of.)
Disk management? Recovery partition? That’s the sound of a million consumers’ hearts fluttering.
God, I hope you really have to defrag your Surface Pro from time to time. That would be just so perfect.
Yeah, I really don’t understand that pricing. Not sure anyone does.