Finally, after rumors of a Microsoft Surface mini tablet circulating for a few months, BAM! The Surface 3! And it does look good great!
A well built, svelte full blown Windows 8.1 machine. No holds barred. Ready to take on any task you would usually throw at your laptop or desktop. Sure, it starts at $799 for a 4 GB, Core i3 machine with 64 GB of flash storage. Any you still have to add a keyboard? Yes, but it is a high quality production powerhouse that competes, not with the iPad or the plethora of Android tablets, but the Macbook Air/Macbook Pro line of laptops. Apple's tablets don't let you use a pressure sensitive stylus ($49), choice of keyboards MADE by Microsoft for it, some even backlit. And a micro SD slot for additional storage up to 128 GB. And a USB 3.0 port! Their laptops don't have the touch screens that we are coming to expect. Or run the millions of Microsoft programs.
This really should wake the masses up to the products coming from our friends in Redmond these days. To me, it's an even bigger step forward than the Xbox One or theXbox One without Kinect. And all this from a self professed Apple fanboy.