The RT version? Meh.
The presentation was not that good. To me, it came across as a desperate sales pitch from the 50s, especially when someone shoehorned the phrase 'liquid metal' into it. The crash was pretty much expected, as this is very much a version 1.0 product (nice recovery though).
The whole new paradigm thing? Mmmm. Not really.
In fact I was getting quite bored until they wheeled on the Intel version.
Now we're talkin'! This covers everything that MS needs it to. For light workloads, it could be the device to replace EVERYTHING, and most importantly, it can handle the legacy stuff too.
Watching them use it on stage though, I was a little concerned about the interface. When I tried it, I did find it a little bit tiresome trying to get to where I wanted. I put this down to unfamiliarity, but now I'm not so sure.
Both devices look extremely well put together though. They've built something without compromise (the digitiser stuff sounds amazing)
I was quite impressed actually.
But of course, if you're not a tablet fan...
Yeah, I felt like I was watching an episode of Mad Men there for a moment. The RT is a nice tablet, but the Pro is the one that impressed me as well. I was hoping they'd announce a docking station so one could plop it in and use it on a big monitor or TV without having to fiddle with cables.