I read this interesting analysis of the new Windows 8 Surface Pro. He mentions that Microsoft’s purpose for producing Surface on its own was really intended to spur OEMs like Dell and Lenovo into producing more for less. It’s an interesting point.
“Windows Surface Pro sold out at its US release last weekend. iTWire thinks it is a good product but more importantly it is a good benchmark for others to improve on – and they are. MS entered the tablet fracas for one reason, to shame or spur its OEM partners on to releasing better tablets that it was – let’s call it a benchmarking exercise.
Most importantly it is full Windows 8 Pro operating system – not the Surface Windows RT version (around $600) that valiantly tried to enter the iPad/Android arena”