Microsoft falling back on its own strengths with Surface
You've hit the nail on the head, SaneIT, for where Microsoft can make headway in tablets at Apple's expense. It's the usefulness in more "laptop" ways that makes the Surface tablet worth considering. Microsoft has been quick to try to copy Apple's strengths in touch screens, slow to capitalize on its own Desktop strengths. Trying to be somebody else than who you are is not a great formula for success.