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The Surface Pro’s gutsy design attempts to reinvent the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. But does it succeed?
The way Microsoft works with its hardware manufacturers fundamentally changed with the release of Windows RT. Now those longtime partners are figuring out how to deal with it.
With the Surface, Microsoft aims to make a tablet that is half entertainment machine, half productivity device. It’s off to a good start with innovative software and solid hardware, but its success depends on a risky “if you build it, they will come” approach to apps.