[QUOTE=UTR;2767513]I noticed at Microcenter that the number of Windows tablets for sale are getting to be the same number as Android and iPad tablets combined. I think MS is taking a larger, and growing, chunk of the tablet market. IMO, the next big thing for smartphones is for them to take the place of a desktop, laptop, tablet through the use of docking stations. If this comes to pass then MS will be in a great position to take a larger piece of the smartphone market.[/QUOTE]
I doubt it can replace a Desktop or Laptop for storage or power usage. Docking stations only work in one place the desktop move and need more power or network on the go and Laptop still will be there. Smart phone can’t truly replace a laptop for performance and usage and storage.
[QUOTE=Xercus;2767516]Not necessarily. The Surface pro is a full PC, and I can imagine people want that as it will be a way of just having one device for all.
Dock it to the keyboard and use it as a laptop, undock it and take the tablet with you. It gives you a tad more options than with just a mobile shell like iPad and Android.
Of course, it gets veeery expensive if you want it configured to replace your PC, but that is another story [/QUOTE]That is true but then again if you need a true PC that one can truly customize surface will not be there. I myself like the true laptop where I can type on physical keyboard then the screen and should screen break those cost far more to repair assuming your model isn’t outdated by the time you need to fix it. Tablet has it’s niche but it will never fully take the place of a laptop with keyboard. So software or games will require dedicated graphics and surface with it’s restrictions will not be able to fulfill those needs. Upgrading a laptop and Desktop is far cheaper then a Surface especially if you have no access to the internal hardware. Or if you want to do your own repairs.
And the updated story about Surface BSOD already tells me it is not ready for prime time to overtake a Laptop.