Back in August 2010 I wrote a blog, Who wants my iPad. In that blog, the critical paragraph is

But what the iPad has done is realise what I REALLY, REALLY want: Tablet 3.0. It is a tablet with the same form function as the iPad with a high-definition touch screen that rotates.  But one with a ‘proper’ OS so I can run business apps, a large solid state hard disk, a couple of USB ports, a separate bluetooth keyboard and mouse, ….  oh and a battery life of 8+ hours.

Is that what the Microsoft Tablet is, launched in June 18 to a so-so response?

The Washington Post recently reported Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet

Microsoft unveils its Surface tablet to rival the iPad: Microsoft on June 18 unveiled the Surface, its own tablet that will run Windows 8. The tablet, which will be available in two different versions, comes with a built-in kickstand and a 3-millimeter keyboard.

But is it too late?  I now have an iPad and I am writing this on a 13.3″ Macbook Air which i LOVE.  Can Microsoft woo me and millions of others back?


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