Intrinsica, on 09 February 2013 - 17:01, said:
It's going to be a bumpy start for Microsoft, I think, and that isn't going to help them try to win the crowd's support of Windows 8. But is the Surface doomed because of that? I don't think so.
Surface Pro is going to do very well in the Enterprise. I think in the consumer space, Microsoft's ridiculously bad Music App, lack of syncing middleware (iTunes/Zune equivalent), have already doomed it with consumers. In the Enterprise it may actually help drive Windows 8 deployment. One area that may cause issues in the Enterprise, is the Modern UI search. That back and forth from Modern UI to Desktop environment when using search results plus it's overall clumsiness is not going to be a positive enterprise experience IMO. But the Surface Pro will do well as should form factors like the Yoga. They will be a successful Enterprise products where laptops were once purchased.