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.
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.