Microsoft has launched its new line of Microsoft Surface tablets and the range is huge. And they are really small but powerful. So why is this machine such a success? Is it a resounding endorsement for Microsoft’s quality products?
The answer to that question lies in the fact that it was originally designed as an alternative to those other devices that use parts laptop accessories, built to suit the needs of business users that wanted something more specialised than an iPad. It used to be that if you wanted a high end product you had to pay more for it but the Microsoft Surface was a way of working that allowed you to run and look at what you wanted without taking up a lot of room.
The fact that it can do so many things that are relatively simple means that it has a number of multiple capabilities. It can do a few basic things like web browsing, online video and some gaming and one can run MS Office. What is more, it can also be used to edit photos and create slideshows.
But then you will discover that there are two big problems with this device. One is that it can do all these things and yet is not very portable. It really is more suited to those who have been carrying around a laptop or can afford to buy a larger screen.
But that means that if you are only ever going to take this with you on trips with your colleagues, then it is really going to be rather difficult to manage. If you are going to be holding meetings and conferences with a lot of people who will also be using their computers or mobile phones then this can become a huge headache.
The other problem is that this will always have a mouse attached to it, just like any other PC or laptop accessory. For example, when you run your search engine on the desktop it is likely that the browser will have a mouse attached. So, yes, the Microsoft Surface has become a major hit. However, this is not the end of the range, as Microsoft has other models in the range that will undoubtedly be playing a big role in the future.