Oh the irony regarding the codename "Innsbruck". As someone living there I can attest to the fact that "flat" is not something you would associate with Innsbruck.
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MJF has a good, probably more balanced roundup of reviews than Business Insider: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-surface-rt-a-review-roundup-7000006319/
Here's a literally enthusiastic review:
This one's positive, although not really enthusiastic (8 out of 10): http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/10/microsoft-surface/
Still you find sentences like "The 720p HD cameras — front and rear — are junk. There's no other way to put it.". Of course the cameras are not very important in a device like this, but would it have been so hard to include "decent" cameras, not "junk" cameras?
The first reviews of Surface RT are in, and they are not good (see http://www.businessinsider.com/bad-surface-reviews-2012-10 for an overview). I ordered one, despite the initial disappointment about the specs (especially the screen resolution).
Of course I will pass a final judgment only after I have experienced the device myself (I have an iPad 3rd gen so I will be able to compare), but currently I´m a little bit worried about Windows RT/8 tablets in general, because Surface is such an important device in this category.
I lost interest in Windows 8 after I found out that the Windows 7 display driver that I used for the Dev Preview doesn't work in the Consumer Preview. I don't understand how this is the case though. Did they drastically change the driver model at some point between builds?
I suppose I'll see if I can scrounge up a hacked driver when I get more time.
Do you also have an AMD 7970 card? I find it very annoying that AMD has Windows 8 CP drivers for all their cards except the latest.