Description: "High performance" and "tablet" don't go together yet, but Microsoft knew weak hardware could tank Windows 8 before it could make a dent in the tablet market. So Microsoft built a tablet with some zing. The Surface delivers lively performance, a solid feel and some nifty features, including a combo cover/keyboard, responsive touchscreen and host of apps to make learning the new interface seem worthwhile.
Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, CIO, Computerworld, Network World and other leading IT publications. View Full Bio