For those of you that are old enough you might remember the Windows XP PDA craze in 2004. This is 9 years ago. The new Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 PDA, sorry, Tablet is here and it is really not much of an improvement considering the 9 year time frame.
Back in 2004 several companies released full Windows XP PDAs. Yes, tablets have been called back than Personal Digital Assistants. One of them was the Sony VAIO U series (Photo). I had the pleasure to review one back then. I came to the same downsides that today's reviews of the new Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet came. The Surface Pro is too heavy, too thick, too power hungry and too expensive.
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Compared to the 9 year old VAIO U, the new Surface Pro offers a larger touchscreen, more storage and a faster CPU and a more touch friendly UI. That is it.
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So skip the Surface Pro and hope that Microsoft and hardware maker come up with hardware that compares to the iPad and can run full Windows 8.