Here I am back again after the longest absence I’ve clocked yet since this site was launched almost 6 years ago!
So how about that Microsoft Surface RT? I played around with it at the Microsoft Store and here are my initial thoughts:
1) It’s pretty responsive. I like the very smooth and fluid UI and rapid touch response. There’s hardly much latency.
2) There’s plenty of refinement in the UI; I personally like just being able to start typing the name of the application I want to run to have it show up in a real-time search. Very useful for a short-cut way of navigating around the device.
3) I don’t necessarily like Metro for phone-sized screens, but with the Surface tablet, it looks pretty decent. There’s enough room for live tiles to provide useful information without the user feeling like screen real estate is being wasted.
4) The touch cover I don’t care for, but the type cover is amazing! The keyboard is as good as a Macbook Pro. I didn’t feel any slowdown as my fingers raced across the satisfying keys. [Read the rest of this entry...]